About Shirley Valentine

Be transported to sunny Greece with this beloved northern comedy!

Mina Anwar reprises the title role in Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy following her acclaimed performance in our 2020 production. This will once again see Mina resetting the play to Lancashire.

Housewife Shirley feels stuck in a rut and frustrated now that the kids have flown the nest. Whilst making egg and chips for her husband, she can’t help but wonder what has happened to her life…

When the opportunity arises to leave her hometown behind for a holiday in Greece, she is off! Leaving a note on the kitchen table, Shirley heads to the sun to rediscover herself.

From the writer of Blood Brothers and Educating Rita, this critically acclaimed romantic comedy was made into an Oscar nominated film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.

4 Stars

Engaging storytelling

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