Just as Seamus Heaney’s work was firmly rooted in local small town life, Mikel Murfi’s captivating play, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, is a work of great charm and affection for rural Ireland and its people.
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.
Originally commissioned by Sligo County Council Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012, it toured to to Manhattan and Philadelphia in 2015 as well as a sell out, three week run at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in Dublin. In 2016 it returned to NYC and also played to full houses over three weeks at the Tricycle Theatre in London.
Date: Friday 24 May
Venue: The HeliconTheatre, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, 45 Main St, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8HT