Viennas English Theatre

Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. Shirley Valentine received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and was subsequently adapted into an Oscar nominated film.

The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle-aged English housewife who has lost sight of her dreams and aspirations. She started her life full of passion and promise, but this spirit has been slowly and gradually eroded by years of putdowns, frustrating family life and forced complacency. Now that her children have moved out, she’s struggling to find an aim in her life. When her best friend wins an all-inclusive vacation to Greece for two, Shirley grasps the opportunity to head for the sun and to her surprise, re-discovers her youthful inner-self and her joy of life.

Current Dates

  • Sat. 21 Oct 2017, 7:30 p.m.