a comedy by Willy Russell
13 Sept – 21 Oct 2017
13 Sept – 21 Oct 2017
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 22 June 2017

75 min
20 min
40 min
approx. at 9.45 pm


Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. Shirley Valentine received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and was subsequently adapted into an Oscar nominated film.

The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle-aged English housewife who has lost sight of her dreams and aspirations. She started her life full of passion and promise, but this spirit has been slowly and gradually eroded by years of putdowns, frustrating family life and forced complacency. Now that her children have moved out, she’s struggling to find an aim in her life. When her best friend wins an all-inclusive vacation to Greece for two, Shirley grasps the opportunity to head for the sun and to her surprise, re-discovers her youthful inner-self and her joy of life.

Absolutely smashing. – The New York Post
A joyful, captivating piece of theatre. –The New York Daily News
The funniest and most heart-warming play. –Daily Mirror

Performer & Creative Team

Cally Lawrence

Adrienne Ferguson
Lothar Hüttling
There will be one interval of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre
without prior permission from the management