Loco and Reckless Productions is an Irish theatre, TV and film Production Company. It has produced TV for young audiences for RTE, a revival of Lennox Robinson’s play The Far Off Hills for Nomad Theatre Network and two one man shows - The Man In The Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice written and performed by Mikel Murfi.

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).

MIKEL MURFI
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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.

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).

Mikel is one of Ireland’s leading physical theatre performers and directors and is available for post show discussions and masterclasses/workshops.

For Acting work please contact Jonathan Shankey at The Lisa Richards agency here

EITHNE HAND
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Eithne Hand (Producer) is an award-winning radio producer and writer. She has written and produced four radio dramas for RTÉ Radio. Her radio documentary,Voicejazz, won the Prix Italia for Best Work on Music. She was Head of RTÉ Radio 1 from 2003-2006. Since 2014 she has curated the First Thought talks strand of the Galway International Arts Festival and as an independent producer she works with Gay Byrne on his Sunday Jazz program on RTÉ lyric FM. She is currently producing The Man In The Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice for Loco and Reckless Productions.

PRODUCTIONS
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THE MAN IN THE WOMAN'S SHOES
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A One Man Theatre Show Written and Directed by Mikel Murfi. Commissioned by the Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo and Sligo Arts Office as part of Bealtaine 2012.

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes has toured extensively in Ireland since 2012. It has played twice in NYC at the Irish Arts Centre in Manhattan. It ran for three weeks at The Tricycle Theatre, London in 2016 to full houses. It is available in 2017 for limited touring.

The show was created with the support of the Sligo County Council Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival for Creativity in older people.

PRODUCTION DETAILS
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Number in Company: 2 (performer and stage manager/operator)
Show Duration: 75 minutes without interval.
Set: No set
Sound Desk: None required.
Lighting Desk: The show can run on 4 x Profiles; 4 x Par cans; 6 x Fresnels
Venue: This is a very adaptable show which has played in both theatre and other less formal venues

I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
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Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show.

Late in his 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 show is the 2 nd collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity As We Age.

PRODUCTION DETAILS
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Number in Company: 2 (performer and stage manager/operator)
Show Duration: 75 minutes without interval.
Set: No set
Sound Desk: None required.
Lighting Desk: The show can run on 4 x Profiles; 4 x Par cans; 6 x Fresnels

THE FAR OFF HILLS
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Written by Lennox Robinson
Directed by Mikel Murfi
Set and Costume Design by Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design by Nick McCall

A hilarious tale of scheming siblings, love and general jiggery-pokery. Set in a sleepy town in rural Ireland, where the far off hills are green, everything is set to change in the lives of Patrick Clancy and his three daughters, Marian, Ducky and Pet.

This revival of Lennox Robinson’s classic comedy from 1928 is given new life under the direction of award-winning Mikel Murfi (creator of The Man in the Woman’s Shoes).