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Mikel Murfi Trilogy at Hawk's Well

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Mikel Murfi's masterpiece trilogy chronicling his beloved Sligo through the wanderings of small town cobbler Pat Farnon comes to the Hawk's Well Theatre.

15% discount off second show and 20% off third show

On Tuesday, September 24th, the trilogy kicks off with THE MAN IN THE WOMAN'S SHOES. 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 widely praised. The show is funny, tender and at times downright daft.

Following the success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns on Wednesday 25 September with the companion piece I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round 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, this show is the second collaboration between Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo County Council Arts Service and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age.

On Thursday 26 September, the third in the series, The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey, finishes out Pat Farnon’s journey in a most unexpected way. Having married Kitsy Rainey late in life, cobbler, Pat Farnon finally decides to lift the lid on a life previously lived by his wife. And all the while Pat faces down his own reckoning. Tender, heartfelt and joyously funny.

The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey is a third collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, the Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. Additional support for The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey was provided by Irish Arts Center, New York.

Discount available when booking multiple shows, contact the Box Office at or 071 9161518