A one-man theatre piece at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris is a gentle meander through Irish life.
Somewhat reminiscent of Harold Bloom's walk around Dublin in Ulysses, The Man in the Woman's Shoes features a man walking the roads of Ireland. The one-man show was written and is played by Mikel Murfi and is set in 1978. It tells the story of Pat, a cobbler, who sets off on foot to deliver a pair of shoes he has made to the love of his life. Along the way, he meets a whole variety of characters (all played by Murfi.)
It's played to sell-out crowds in Ireland, New York and London, and in a radio version won the BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award.
In this hurly-burly world, sometimes you just need to watch the world go by. And if you can do it with laugher, all the better.
The Man in the Woman's Shoes
Wed 23-Thurs 24 May
Irish Cultural Centre
5 rue des Irlandais,
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