The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey

Following on from his hugely successful plays, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice, Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to welcome back Mikel Murfi, with his new one-man show The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey.

The third play in the series reacquaints us with the life of small town cobbler, Pat Farnon. Having married Kitsy Rainey late in life, Pat finally decides to “lift the lid” on a life lived by his wife prior to their marriage. And all the while Pat faces down his own reckoning.

Tender, heartfelt and joyously funny, The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey finishes out Pat Farnon’s journey in a most unexpected way.

Performed by Mikel Murfi
Creative Producer: Declan Gibbons

The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey was created with support from Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo and Irish Arts Center, New York

Originally from Sligo, Mikel Murfi trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. His performances in theatre include Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala (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).

‘Extraordinary physical performance…sharp observational comedy’

[for The Man in the Woman's Shoes] - Sunday Times

‘Astonishing acting ...’

[for The Man in the Woman's Shoes] - New York Times