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


West Waterford Fit-up Festival, 2017


Wed 24th – Sat 27th May – 8pm

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes

Loco and Reckless Productions Ltd Present:

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes

Written and Performed by Mikel Murfi

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 tender and at times downright daft. You might just fall in love with life again.

The show was originally created with Sligo County Council Arts Service and the Hawk’s Well Theatre, as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012. In 2015 it toured to New York as well as a sell out run in the Abbey Theatre Dublin. It was part of the 2016 Blackwater Valley Fit-up theatre festival and in the same year it also returned to NYC in 2016 and Tricycle Theatre in London.


“Astonishing Acting…”
The New York Times

“Extraordinary physical performance”

The Sunday Times

The Telegraph

The Stage

“I appeal to you to watch out for it… an enchanting show… hilarious”
Gay Byrne, RTE Lyric FM

Running Time: 75 minutes – no interval

Suitable for all ages

Dates & Venues:

Wednesday 24th  May, 2017 – 8:00pm
 Community Hall, Old Parish

Thursday 25th May, 2017 – 8:00pm
The Gealach Gorm, Community Hall,Kill


Friday 26th May, 2017 – 8:00pm
The Old School House, Clashmore

Saturday 27th May, 2017 – 8:00pm
St Declan’s, Ardmore,

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Originally from Sligo, Mikel Murfi trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris as an actor and a director, he has worked in all the major theatres in Ireland. Film work includes The Commitments, The Butcher Boy, Intermission and Jimmy’s Hall.


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