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Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine
Written by Willy Russell
Directed by Mike Rand
5 – 10 September 1994

The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an “adventure” with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.


Shirley – Jean McCullough


Stage Manager – Len Huntley
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Penny
Set Built – Len Huntley, Bill Brookes, Eric Crichton, Eric White, Christine Angell
Lighting – Richard Apsey
Properties – Pamela Horner
Sound – Martin Apsey