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Written by Willy Russell
Directed by Robyn Blackwell
In celebration of its 30th Anniversary… 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 un-pursued 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 was be directed by Robyn Blackwell.
Shirley Valentine opened at Wollombi General Store’s Harp of Erin Theatre on Friday October 20th and ran for a further 6 shows, including matinee.