I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
"a magical performer" The Times
Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi brings his new companion piece I Hear You and Rejoice to the Everyman in 2018.
Late in life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one.
Written and performed by Mikel Murfi, I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage.
★★★★★ ‘This is pure distilled 100 per cent theatrical magic’ The Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘This is a show that abounds with love’ WhatsOnStage (click HERE to read full review)
★★★★ ‘Murfi is a magical performer’ The Times
★★★★ ‘A masterclass in the art of the monologue’ Time Out (click HERE to read full review)
About the show
This show is the second collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival 2015.
I Hear You and Rejoice is a new companion piece that premiered in January 2017.
About Mikel Murfi
Originally from Sligo, Mikel Murfi trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris.
His performances in theatre include Swan 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 Optimism, Playboy of the Western World (Peacock Theatre); The Comedy of Errors, The 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).
Film includes The Ballad of Kid Kanturk, Intermission, Sweety Barrett, The Butcher Boy, Love and Rage, Guiltrip and most recently Jimmy’s Hall. As a director Druma and John Duffy’s Brother.
Mikel is one of Ireland’s leading physical theatre performers and directors and is available for post show discussions and masterclasses/workshops.