About Mikel Murfi
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Mikel Murfi is from Sligo and trained in Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. He has played in The Playboy of the Western World, The Morning After Optimism, The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Other acting credits include The New Electric Ballroom, Lyndie’s Got a Gun, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration (Druid, Galway), The Chairs (Blue Raincoat, Sligo), The Cure (Half Moon Theatre, Cork), Stokehauling, Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday, Macbeth, God’s Gift and The White Headed Boy(Barabbas), Studs, Melting Penguins (Passion Machine), Lady Windermere’s Fan (Rough Magic) and The Tender Trap (Pigsback). He played in The Lyric Hammersmith, London in Desire Under The Elms, on which he also was the Movement Director. As a director he most recently worked on The Second Coming (a Yeats based aerial- dance work) with Fidget Feet for The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo. He worked with Fishamble/Galway Arts Festival on The Great Goat Bubble. He co-directed Ruth 66 for Fourth Leaf Theatre. He devised and directed The Poor Little Boy With No Arms at The Lir Academy with the cast. For Red Kettle he directed The Country Girls by Edna O Brien. He devised and directed It Only Ever Happens in the Movies with John Taite and the cast of the National Youth Theatre. He directed Manchan Magan’s Focal Point for TEAM. For the Abbey he directed Arrah Na Pogue and B for Baby. For Druid he has directed Penelope and The Walworth Farce. Other directing credits include Diamonds in the Soil, The Lost Days of Ollie Deasy for Macnas, Falling out of Love, Yew Tree Productions, Trad, Galway Arts Festival and The Lonesome West, Lyric Theatre, Belfast. He was Movement Director on the Landmark Productions/Galway Arts Festival production of Misterman. He also tours these days with his one-man show The Man In The Woman’s Shoes.