In Middletown

In Middletown is commissioned and produced by the Gate Theatre

Written and performed by Irish Times Theatre Award Winner, Mikel Murfi

‘In Middletown there was a lot to do. There was bustle everywhere and plenty of distractions… Our Man though, was looking for something simpler. He craved a quiet life. And so, that’s what he made, the day he moved his life into his truck.

In Middletown , it will tour towns and communities across the island of Ireland this summer. It is performed outdoors in MIC Campus, on the back of a specially adapted truck and is to a strictly limited audience, bringing long awaited live theatre back to the grounds of the Lime Tree Theatre.

In Middletown

Middletown
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In Middletown, 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.

Murfi plays a furniture removals man, in the middle of his life, living in the middle of a small town.

One day, in Middletown, 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.

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. This summer, find yourself In MiddleTown.

Mikel Murfi’s critically acclaimed shows include The Man in The Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice.

In MiddleTown features set and costume design by Sabine Dargent, lighting design by Sinéad Wallace and sound design by Sandra O’Mahony.

Read or download the show programme here

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  • This is a seated, outdoor event with a strictly limited capacity.
  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Free parking available for patrons, please arrive early.

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