“The radio is on, the 8 o’clock news, and all the news is bad, however, not reported on any radio station, today thousands of people fell in love.”
Loco and Reckless Productions present Mikel Murfi in
The Man In The Woman’s Shoes
Tues 4 December at 8pm
I Hear You and Rejoice
Wed 5 December at 8pm
THE MAN IN THE WOMAN’S SHOES
A One Man Theatre Show Written and Directed by Mikel Murfi.
Commissioned by the Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo and Sligo Arts Office as part of Bealtaine 2012.
Winner: Stewart Parker/ BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award 2013
Winner: Writers Guild of Ireland (Zebby)
Award 2014: Best Theatre Script
Irish Times Theatre Awards: Best New Play 2013: Shortlisted
Set in October 1978, not long after the death of Pope John Paul the First, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes is a charming and funny encounter with an ageing man who has a boundless enthusiasm for life.
“Today is beginning to feel very special and I’ve no idea why.”
Meet cobbler Pat Farnon, who wears women’s shoes to ‘break them back in’ after repairing them. We join him on his five mile walk from his wee white cottage to town and back again and get to witness the marvels and characters he meets along the way.
There’s water diviner Huby Patterson; Kitsy Rainey, the lady manager of the football team, athlete Casimir Marshall; an array of farmers all named Gilhooley; and Kemp, a man whose idea of a good time is to direct traffic wherever he may find it.
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I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
We catch up with Pat once more as he embarks on a journey he had not quite planned and finds that every twist in the road can bring its own surprises.
“This is pure distilled 100 per cent theatrical magic” London Evening Standard ★★★★★
“A masterclass in the art of the monologue” Time Out