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.