In MiddleTown is a remarkable new solo show, commissioned and produced by the Gate Theatre and created and performed by Irish Times Theatre Award winner Mikel Murfi. Performed outdoors on the back of the specially adapted GATE TRUCK to strictly limited audiences, it will tour towns and communities across the island of Ireland this summer.
Murfi plays a furniture removals man, in the middle of his life, living in the middle of a small town. One day, instead of helping a neighbour move, he drives to his own house, packs up his ‘life’ onto the back of his truck, pulls the door behind him and never goes back.
The truck becomes his world, turning into places he thought he would never see or visit. He is a man moving on, neither here nor there, to both everywhere and nowhere.
In MiddleTown is a brilliantly imaginative, gentle reflection on ‘living in the middle’, and the search for solitude, simplicity, and the things that make us truly happy. It’s a magical, timely, and heartfelt piece for the times we live in.
Touring nationwide on the Gate Truck from July 22nd.
PREVIEW: Thursday July 22nd
PAVILION THEATRE, DÚN LAOGHAIRE, 21.00 – BOOK HERE
Friday, July 23rd
PAVILION THEATRE, DÚN LAOGHAIRE, 18.30 and 21.00 – BOOK HERE
Saturday, July 24th
PAVILION THEATRE, DÚN LAOGHAIRE, 17.00 and 21.00 – BOOK HERE
Tuesday, July 27th
TOWN HALL THEATRE, GALWAY, 20.00 – BOOK HERE
Thursday, July 29th
glór, ENNIS, 18.45 and 20.45 – BOOK HERE
Thursday, August 5th
LIME TREE THEATRE, LIMERICK, 19.00 and 21.00 – POSTPONED
Saturday, August 7th
DUNAMAISE, PORTLAOISE, 19.00 and 21.00 – BOOK HERE
Monday, August 9th
LIME TREE THEATRE, LIMERICK, 19.00 and 21.00 – RESCHEDULED DATES
Tuesday, August 10th
BACKSTAGE THEATRE, LONGFORD, 19.00 and 21.00 – BOOK HERE
Thursday, August 12th
AN GRIANÁN, LETTERKENNY, 19.00 and 21.00 – BOOK HERE
Saturday, August 14th
HAWK’S WELL, SLIGO, 21.00 – BOOK HERE
In MiddleTown Company
Written and performed by Mikel Murfi
Set and Costume Designer: Sabine Dargent
Sound Designer: Sandra O’Mahony
Lighting Designer: Sinéad Wallace
Stage Manager: Eavan Gribbin
Assistant Stage Manager: Mark Jackson
Chief Lighting Technician and Programmer: Matt Burke
Set Construction: Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist: Sandra Butler
Model Maker: Caroline Menassol
Running time: 60 minutes without interval