Monday 18th September until Saturday 23rd September 2017, 7:30pm Matinee on wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm Tickets from £21.50* to £28.50* Suitable for 14+ Running Time: 2 hours (includes 20min interval) (Please note - no latecomers will be admitted until the latecomers' point at 45mins) Willy Russell’s SHIRLEY VALENTINE Starring Jodie Prenger Directed by Glen Walford
Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.
Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure.
“If anyone can pull off such a demanding one-woman performance it’s versatile Ms Prenger with her beautifully-paced, fab tour-de- force. It is a vibrant, vivacious Valentine with a very big heart.” Wirral Globe – 5 stars
“After 30 years Willy Russell’s play has lost none of its power to move us, and still offers plenty of food for thought – and, of course, a lot of laughs.” The Merseysider - 4 stars
“It takes an exceptional script and a great actor to hold an audience during a one-person show and both Willy Russell’s beautiful script and Jodie Prenger’s skilled portrayal of the eponymous Shirley did just that.” North West End - 4 stars
“It is a great production, it packs a punch, and it is great theatre. Jodie Prenger is Shirley Valentine, and since Willy Russell sought to speak through one protagonist, he could not have chosen a more powerful and poignant voice to portray his heroine.” Good News Liverpool
“Rich, sad, funny, poignant, sympathetic, empathetic, touching, warm and superbly acted, Shirley Valentine is back home on the banks of the Mersey with Jodie Prenger given the honour of celebrating the 30th anniversary.” Chris High Reviews – 4 stars