October 2017

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary… Shirley Valentine is coming to you from Valley Artists in October 2017 Shirley Valentine is a heart-warming one-woman play by Willy Russell (Educating Rita) which centres on an ordinary, middle-aged English housewife. In the evening, Shirley prepares dinner and talks to the wall, reflecting on her life, her mundane marriage and unpursued dreams. When unexpected adventure calls, Shirley seizes the moment and goes to Greece. There she encounters a totally different lifestyle and discovers her own independence. This multi-award-winning comedy was originally performed by Pauline Collins who later recreated her role in an Oscar-nominated film. Valley Artists’ production stars Cath Patterson as Shirley and will be directed by Robyn Blackwell.

Shirley Valentine opens at Wollombi General Store’s Harp of Erin Theatre on Friday October 20th and will run for a further 6 shows, including matinee.

Tickets $25 Adults $20 Concession
Tickets are available through our online Box Office or in person at Wollombi General Store & GNTP

April 2018


by Dylan Thomas

Janine Oliver and Chris Davey will be directing Valley Artists’ production of poet Dylan Thomas’ undisputed masterpiece, an affectionate and hilarious portrait of a day in the life of a small Welsh fishing village, ‘LIareggub'(read it backwards). Under Milk Wood follows the lives of its inhabitants, exploring their dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. Dylan Thomas’ lyrical language and his humour and characterisation together reflect the beauty of how strange life can be and the joys and despairs of age and youth. This”play for voices”is populated by some of the best-loved characters in literature, from blind Captain Cat to Polly Garter, Reverend Eli Jenkins to No Good Boyo. Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Jones and Matthew Rhys have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations of the play which has never been out of print.

Under Milk Wood opens at Laguna Hall in April 2018.

Performance dates – TBA