Geneva Literary Aid Society

The Man in the Woman’s Shoes (17.01.2023)

“You’re entitled to go to the theatre and see something which is utterly uplifting and joyful.” So says the Irish writer and actor, Mikel Murfi, and GLAS is delighted to bring his acclaimed solo show ‘The Man in the Woman’s Shoes’ to Geneva.  

Murfi trained at the prestigious Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and has had a storied career in theatre, TV and film working alongside such luminaries as Ken Loach and Cillian Murphy. New York Times critic Ben Brantley describes him as “the inexhaustibly multifarious writer, director and sole performer…with body language as precise, condensed and evocative as Morse code.”

Proceeds from this event will help families of displaced students previously attending the Gaza School of Music, which GLAS has supported since 2016 through the Edward Said Conservatory of Music based in Ramallah on the West Bank, Palestine.

Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in a publicity shot for the Enda Walshe play Ballyturk

What the critics say:

“The words provide a welcome excuse for Mr. Murfi’s astonishing acting. In a scene in which three characters spoke at once, I could see all of them differently and distinctly, though Mr. Murfi never varied his costume — shoes excepted — and barely seemed to move…. make no mistake: This is a high-top performance.” –  The New York Times

“In the tradition of Cinema Paradiso or Christ Stopped at Eboli, The Man in The Woman’s Shoes delivers an affectionate, and often sentimental interrogation of a community at a moment in time. A time before all changes…. So go experience some unequivocal enjoyment by making sure to catch this irresistible, one-man masterpiece.” – The Arts Review

“Murfi is quite simply mesmerising in his engrossing evocation of this gentle world of vividly realised characters, not least his indomitable, irascible and warmly appealing wife.” – The Evening Standard, London

Ticket Reservations

Send an email stating your name and the number of tickets required to:

Date: Wednesday 17 January at 19.30 (75 minutes, no interval)

Tickets: CHF 30 (and CHF 25 for students, retired and unemployed)
Venue: Aula, College des Coudriers, 15a avenue Joli Mont (opposite Balexert, bus 10).

The usual refreshments will be available and the GLAS raffle is sponsored once more by Charly O’Neill’s bar and restaurant.