Shirley Valentine Tickets

Shirley Valentine Tickets

See Sheridan Smith play Willy Russell's formidable middle-aged housewife.
Shirley Valentine: What to expect - 1
Shirley Valentine Tickets

About Shirley Valentine

Sheridan Smith plays a middle-aged housewife with big dreams in Willy Russell's one-woman play. Shirley Valentine tickets are available now on London Theatre.

On the surface, all seems well for Liverpudlian housewife Shirley Valentine: she’s married, she has children, and she lives the "dream." But her husband shows little affection towards her. As she spends her days cooking her husband’s favourite meal — chips and egg — Shirley dreams of more.

So when she and her friend go to Greece, Shirley sees this as a chance to start again. While on holiday, she meets local man Costas and begins to see the world in a new light. Will she book a return ticket? Shirley Valentine is an ode to owning your own happiness and keeping your fighting spirit.

Willy Russell is perhaps best known for the Blood Brothers musical. Blood Brothers ran in the West End for 24 years, clocking up over 10,000 performances. As well as the musical, Russell created Educating Rita, Our Day Out, and One Summer. Shirley Valentine also wowed London audiences, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Pauline Collins also played the lead female on screen; the film picked up two Academy Award nominations.

Who plays Shirley Valentine?

Sheridan Smith will play Shirley Valentine. The two-time Olivier Award-winning actress’s theatre credits include Funny Girl, Hedda Gabler, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Her television credits include the award-winning turn as Cilla Black in Cilla, as well as Gavin and Stacey and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Tickets to Shirley Valentine are available now. Book your Shirley Valentine tickets on London Theatre today.

Start date

17th February, 2023

End date

3rd June, 2023


60 Reviews



161 Reviews | 29 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Delightful

See it if you want to see a fairly dated comedy that's carried by the effortless wit and charm of Sheridan Smith.

Don’t see it if you're looking for something a little more cutting edge or you don't like shows that essentially amount to being monologues.

Jason 3075

Jason 3075

98 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like a story that is both touching and amusing. Sheridan kills in this performance

Don’t see it if Monologue or plays in general as some let’s feel clunky but overall a great story

William Gran Canaria

William Gran Canaria

19 Reviews | 1 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Fabulous one woman show Sheriden Smith was first class. Loved every minute

Don’t see it if You don't like monolgues

Adrian watches a musical

Adrian watches a musical

50 Reviews | 7 Followers
Profound, Comedic, Delightful, Holiday, Monologue

See it if You hunger for Greece and a monologue delivered with heart.

Don’t see it if You don't like a monologue format or something that's like a time capsule.

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Our Review

'Shirley Valentine' review – Sheridan Smith casts a spell in this endearing, if dated, one-woman play

3 of 5
02 Mar 2023, 00:27
Read our three-star review of Shirley Valentine at the Duke of York's Theatre, starring Sheridan Smith, running through 3 June. Get Shirley Valentine tickets on London Theatre.

Stars on stage

Shirley Valentine cast and creative team

By: Willy Russell
Director: Matthew Dunster
Cast list: Sheridan Smith
Design: Paul Wills
Lighting: Lucy Carter
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph


104 St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4BG


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.

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