Extra performance announced for The Man in the Womans Shoes
Those who have been unable to get a seat for the highly acclaimed one-man theatre show, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes will be delighted to hear that the Hawk’s Well Theatre have added an extra performance at 3pm on Saturday the 14th of April. The theatre are also offering a special deal for those who attend both of Mikel Murfi’s shows, The Man in the Woman's Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice (both shows take place on the same weekend) with tickets priced at €30 for both events (+ €2 theatre renovation fee).
The Man in the Woman's Shoes was written by and stars Mikel Murfi. It was originally commissioned by the Hawk's Well Theatre in Sligo with Sligo County Council Arts Service for the Bealtaine Festival in 2012 and has toured extensively to venues around Ireland. It won the Stewart Parker BBC Radio Drama Award in 2013, was nominated for Best New Play in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2014 and won a Zebby Award (Irish Writers Guild) for best theatre script in 2013. The play toured to the Irish Arts Centre in New York from February 24 - March 14 2015 and then returned to the Peacock stage for a three week run.
It’s 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 as he walks the five miles from his white cottage to town and back again. He meets unforgettable characters along the way, including water diviner Huby Patterson, GAA enthusiast extraordinaire Kitsy Rainey, big voiced Casimir Marshall, an array of farmers all named Gilmartin and Kemp, a man whose idea of a good time is to direct traffic wherever he may find it. Pat may be an aging man but he has a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, The Man in The Woman’s Shoes, will leave you uplifted and in love with life again.
I Hear You and Rejoice is the companion piece to The Man in the Woman’s Shoes and was also commissioned by the Hawk’s Well Theatre and Sligo County Council Arts Service. Late in his life, a man called Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey who is everything that Pat isn’t. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one … This play is an account of one of the most unlikely marriages of all time - “the ups, the downs and the beyond the beyonds.”
Both shows were created for the Bealtaine Festival Sligo, with funding from Sligo County Council, the Hawk’s Well Theatre, HSE West and the Arts Council of Ireland.
This play has returned to the Hawk’s Well annually since its first performance at theatre and this upcoming run will provide another opportunity for audiences to experience exceptional world-standard theatre on the local stage.
Tickets to each show are €16 + €1 renovation fee towards the Hawk’s Well renovation fund. Tickets can be booked online or at the box office. To avail of the special offer of two tickets for €30 (& €2 renovation fee) customers are asked to contact the theatre box office on 071-91/61518.
'this is a high-top performance' - New York Times Review - March 2015
"I absolutely loved the play and Mikel's performance. There is such humanity, compassion, humour and wisdom in it and he has found the universal in the local " - Gabriel Byrne
In order to avail of the special offer of two tickets for €30, customers are asked to contact the theatre box office on 071-91/61518.