Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024


Presented by Loco and Reckless Productions

Written, Directed & Perfromed by: Mikel Murf

Age Suitability: 12+

Running Time: 75min –  no interval

You may never look at life in quite the same way again.

Following the sellout success of ‘The Man In The Woman’s Shoes,’ Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show.

Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and allround contented man, embarks on a journey he had not quite planned and finds that every twist in the road can bring its own surprises.

Written and performed by Mikel Murfi ‘I Hear You and Rejoice’ is a 2nd collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival 2016.


★★★★★ ‘An entire town is summoned into being’ – The New York Times

★★★★★ ‘This is pure distilled 100 per cent theatrical magic’ – The Evening Standard


Originally from Sligo, Mikel Murfi trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. His performances in theatre include Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (Teac Damsa); The Man in The Woman’s Shoes (Loco and Reckless Productions); The Last Hotel and Ballyturk (Galway Arts Festival/Landmark/Wide Open Opera); The New Electric Ballroom (Druid); The Chairs (Blue Raincoat Theatre); Morning After Optimism, Playboy of the Western World (Peacock Theatre); The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest (Abbey Theatre) Giselle, Rite of Spring and Petrushka (Fabulous Beast) Desire Under The Elms (Lyric, Hammersmith).

His film work includes The Commitments, The Butcher Boy, Intermission and Jimmy’s Hall.

Dates & Venues

Wed August 14th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Kilcrohane Community Hall
Tickets at door

Thu August 15th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Christ Church Glandore
Tickets at door

Sat August 17th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Bank House Whiddy Island*
Tickets at door

Sun August 18th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Ballydehob Community Hall
Tickets at door

Please note: tickets available on the door and doors open 30min before show start time.

Loco and Reckless Productions is an Irish theatre, TV and film Production Company.