By Willy Russell
Resetting by Mina Anwar
Directed by Lotte Wakeham

Mina Anwar (The Thin Blue Line, Doctor Who) takes the title role in Willy Russell’s heartwarming comedy.

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 Olivier & Tony award-winning romantic comedy was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti. This brand new production will be brought to life in the intimate setting of Bolton’s Library Theatre. 


Additional information

Age Guide



Bolton Library Theatre, Bolton Library and Museum, Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE


Mina Anwar

Shirley Valentine

Creative Team

Lotte Wakeham


Su Newell

Set & Costume Designer

Kay Buckley

Lighting & Sound Designer

Tickets £29 - £14
Concessions £2 off

See below for group and school rates

AD - Audio Described performance - during this performance, there will be live verbal commentary of the performance delivered through a discreet headset, this will not interfere with the experience of others who do not require this service. Helpful to customers who are blind or visually impaired, a touch tour is available before the performance.


Show accessible performances only

Groups 10+ Save up to £3 per ticket plus 1 free organiser ticket
Groups 30+ Save up to £3.50 per ticket plus 1 free organiser ticket
Schools £14 - £18 plus 1 free teacher per 15 pupils

*Excludes Friday and Saturday evening performances and Bargain Night performances.


Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive, Le Mans Cres, Bolton BL1 1SE

Bolton Library Theatre