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Blackwater Valley Fit-up Festival, 2016


Wed 3rd – Sun 7th February – 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 returns to NYC in 2016 and also heads to to Tricycle Theatre in London in April.


“Astonishing Acting…”
The New York Times

“Extraordinary physical performance”
The Sunday Times

“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 3rd February, 2016 – 8:00pm
KGK Community Hall, Knockanore

Thursday 4th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Ballyduff

Friday 5th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Centre, Castlelyons

Saturday 6th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

Sunday 7th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Palace Theatre, Fermoy

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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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