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Monday 16 September 2019

Gorey to show Man in The Woman's Shoes

Mikel Murfi as cobbler Patin Man in the Woman’s Shoes
Mikel Murfi as cobbler Patin Man in the Woman’s Shoes

Cathy Lee

For the first time on the Gorey stage, award winning comedy drama Man in The Woman's Shoes will run at Gorey Little Theatre for one night only on Saturday, September 28, starting at 8 p.m.

All money raised on the night will go to the Gorey Oscarz fundraiser for St Aidan's Services, which takes place later this year.

Irish actor and writer Mikel Murfi, who is from Sligo, stars in this one man show which is described as very physical, big hearted as well as energetic.

Set in October 1978, not long after the death of Pope John I, cobbler Pat Farnon, played by Murfi is an ageing man with a boundless enthusiasm for life that makes him both charming and funny as a character.

We see his character develop when he wears a pair of women's shoes to break them back in after repairing them.

During a five mile walk from his cottage to town and back again, the audience get to witness the marvels and characters he meets along the way.

'It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple, funny, tender and at times downright daft. The show was originally created with Sligo County Council and The Hawk's Well Theatre in Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012. It later toured Manhattan, Philadelphia and the Abbey Theatre and received standing ovations in New York and London. It really is not to be missed,' said Joseph Sinnott, a fan of the show who is from Ferns.

'It will be fundraiser for the Gorey Oscarz campaign in aid of St Aidan's Services in Gorey. So not only is it a chance to see an amazing show, but raising funds for a great cause at the same time,' he said.

The drams is steeped in sharp observational comedy, and for tickets costing €15 you can contact Joe on 087 2898802 or Catherine on 086 0579326.

Bookings can also be made online through the Gorey Little Theatre website through gr8events.ie.

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