It is not often enough that audiences leave theatres with a smile on their face and a tear in their eye, but Mikel Murfi’s new show The Man in the Woman’s Shoes is repeatedly having the same effect on audiences throughout the country.
This fantastic one man show tells the story of Pat Farnon as he walks the five miles from his wee white cottage to town and back again and the marvels that he meets along the way. It’s a charming encounter - an ageing man still with a boundless enthusiasm for life. Hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft, this play will leave you uplifted and in love with life again. Written and performed by Mikel Murfi and based on stories that Mikel picked up from chatting to Active Age groups in the Sligo region, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes is filled with local characters - plenty of whom we would all recognise in every town the length and breadth of the country.
The Man in the Woman’s Shoes can be seen for one night only at King House in Boyle as part of the house’s continuing summer programme of events on Saturday June 15 at 8pm. The performance is part of the Historic Houses of Roscommon weekend, where each of the four historic houses in the county (Clonalis, Strokestown, Castlecoote, and King House ) will be programming events to mark the launch of the season. The evening will include a wine reception from 7.30pm and your ticket to the show also entitles you to a complimentary tour of the house at a time of your convenience over the weekend.
Tickets for this wonderful evening are priced at just €12 and are now available at King House on (071 ) 9663242 and via Roscommon Arts Centre (090 ) 6624824.
For more information log on to www.roscommonartscentre.ie