The heroine of this classic comedy by Willy Russell is an ordinary British housewife.
As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, … and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. An invitation that could change her life forever.
This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later reprised her role on film winning an Oscar nomination.
We toured Wales this autumn/winter, opening in the Arts Wing of the Swansea Grand on the 15th November, with whom we are worked once again as partner producers.
The production starred Sonia Beck as Shirley and was designed by Anna Kelsey under the direction of Dee Evans.
Over the years, productions of Shirley Valentine have been described as:
“this play touches audiences directly in a way that no other playwright has done since the early John Osborne … brilliantly funny …” – The Times
“Absolutely smashing.” – The New York Post
“A joyful, captivating piece of theatre.” – The New York Daily News
“A thrilling, cheer raising piece of theatre.” – The Financial Times
Monday November 21st 2016, The Gwyn Hall, Neath, 7.30pm
Tuesday November 22nd 2016, The Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, 7.30pm
Wednesday November 23rd 2016, The Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford, 7.30pm
Thursday November 24th 2016, The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, 7.30pm
Friday November 25th 2016, The MEMO, Newbridge, 8.00pm
Saturday November 26th 2016, Garnswllt Village Hall, 7.30pm
Tuesday November 29th 2016, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Studio, 7.45pm
Wednesday November 30th 2016, The Ffwrnes Theatr, Stepni Stwdio, 7.30pm
Thursday December 1st 2016, Grand Theatre Porthcawl Studio, 7.30pm
Friday December 2nd 2016, Llanbedr Village Hall, 7.30pm
Saturday December 3rd 2016, Redhouse Theatre, Merthyr Tydfil, 7.30pm
Wednesday December 7th 2016, Cefneithin Village Hall, 7.15pm
Thursday December 8th 2016, Radyr and Morganstown Village Hall, 7.30pm
Friday December 9th 2016, Bryntirion Comprehensive School, 7.30pm
Saturday December 10th 2016, Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen Mansions, 8.00pm
Saturday December 17th 2016, The Pavilion Theatre, Llandrindod Wells, 7.30pm
Friday January 6th 2017, The Old School House, Llanarmon yn Ial, 7.30pm