The Man In The Woman’s Shoes | Mikel Murfi Double Bill

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Updated: February 18th, 2019

Loco and Reckless Productions presents

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes

A one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi


Belltable | Thursday, 30th May | €18/€16

Double Bill 2 for €30 Offer : Get 1 ticket for each Mikel Murfi show for €30. 

*Select full price ticket for both shows to avail of discount


Set in October 1978 – Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town.

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again. It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple and widely praised. The show is funny, tender and at times downright daft.

Originally commissioned by Sligo County Council Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012, it toured to to Manhattan and Philadelphia in 2015 as well as a sell out, three week run at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in Dublin. In 2016 it returned to NYC and also played to full houses over three weeks at the Tricycle Theatre in London. It played again the Irish Arts Centre in NYC in Sept/ Oct 2018.

★★★★★ ‘Astonishing Acting’ The New York Times
★★★★ ‘A miniature masterpiece’ The Times of London
Extraordinary physical performance… sharp observational comedy’ The Sunday Times

Mikel Murfi is from Sligo and trained in Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris.  His performances in theatre include Swan Lake (Teac Damsa); The Man In The Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice (Loco and Reckless Productions); The Last Hotel ((Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera); Ballyturk (Landmark Productions / Galway International Arts Festival); The New Electric Ballroom, Lyndie’s Got a Gun, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration (Druid); The Chairs (Blue Raincoat), The Playboy of the Western World, The Morning After Optimism, The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors (Abbey Theatre); Giselle, Rite of Spring and Petrushka (Fabulous Beast); and Desire Under The Elms (Lyric, Hammersmith).

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
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Thu 30 May