Postponed: The Man in the Woman's Shoes

  • 29th Apr
  • 20:00
  • €18/€16 | Double Bill Festival Deal €30
  • Droichead Arts Centre,

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Wednesday 29th April

In light of the high level of uncertainty about the Covid-19 pandemic, Drogheda Arts Festival will be postponed from the planned April and May dates until later in the year. Some international acts have been deferred until 2021, however, the majority of Irish artists and performers already announced will perform during the proposed new dates.

We expect to have further updates for our audiences in the coming weeks regarding new dates, refunds and credit notes. We will continue to follow Government directives on health and safety and adhere to any new guidelines issued. We appreciate your patience and support at this time. 

We hope that everyone stays healthy and we look forward to unveiling the new dates and full line up soon.

Drogheda Arts Festival Committee


A one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi. New Dates TBC. 

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. It played again at the Irish Arts Centre in NYC in Sept/ Oct 2018.

Astonishing acting…” New York Times

“A miniature masterpiece”  Times of London


Winner: Stewart Parker/ BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award 2013
Winner: Writers Guild of Ireland (Zebby) Award 2014: Best Theatre Script
Shortlisted: Irish Times Theatre Awards:  Best New Play 2013

Originally from Sligo, Mikel Murfi trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. Acting includes parts inSwan Lake (Teac Damsa); The Man in The Woman’s Shoes (Loco and Reckless Productions); The Last Hotel and Ballyturk (Galway Arts Festival/Landmark/Wide Open Opera); The New Electric Ballroom (Druid); The Chairs (Blue Raincoat Theatre); Morning After OptimismPlayboy of the Western World (Peacock Theatre);  The Comedy of ErrorsThe Tempest (Abbey Theatre) Giselle, Rite of Spring and Petrushka (Fabulous Beast) Desire Under The Elms (Lyric, Hammersmith). Directing work includes: Toraiocht (Fíbín); The Walworth Farce, Penelope (Druid); Trad, The Great Goat Bubble (Galway Arts Festival); The Country Girls (Red Kettle); Diamonds in the Soil (Macnas); Waiting for Godot (Theatre Du Pif, Hong Kong); The Far Off Hills (Nomad Theatre Network).

Droichead Arts Centre Theatre Club in association with Drogheda Arts Festival

Double Bill Discount Tickets: Choose tickets for both "The Man in the Woman's Shoes" and " I Hear you and Rejoice" your discount will be applied at checkout

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