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Shirley Valentine

First performed in 1986, Willy Russell’s comic monologue all but kick-started the ‘it’s never too late to be yourself’ genre.

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Shirley Valentine

Date: 17 Apr 2018

Something’s about to change for Mrs Shirley Bradshaw, mother of grown children and confidence-eroded housewife.

After decades of dull married life, mince dinners every Thursday and talking to the kitchen wall, her former self – the fearless Shirley Valentine – is fizzing to get out. And she’s ready to change everything. Even the wall.

First performed in 1986, Willy Russell’s comic monologue all but kick-started the ‘it’s never too late to be yourself’ genre.

This new, Mark Kilmurry-directed production stars Sharon Millerchip.

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