Shirley Valentine

Wed 15 Apr 2020

*Please note this performance is postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis*

BY WILLY RUSSELL

A LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

7:30pm £12

Proceeds from the performance will be donated to Swansea Asylum Seekers Support Group

The heroine of this classic comedy by Willy Russell is an ordinary British 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. An invitation that could change her life forever.

This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later reprised her role on film winning an Oscar nomination.

The production stars Sonia Beck as Shirley.

Over the years, productions of Shirley Valentine have been described as follows:
“this play touches audiences directly in a way that no other playwright has done since the early John Osborne … brilliantly funny …” – The Times

“A thrilling, cheer raising piece of theatre.” – The Financial Times

And of Lighthouse Theatre’s production:

”This was a production of exceptionally high standard by a company of whom we always expect the highest  standard… it’s a pity there isn’t an award for best Actress or best performance on the touring circuit as I’d certainly nominate Sonia for it.” Allan Cook – Promoter, Radyr and Morganstown Village Hall

‘A thoroughly enjoyable performance, fantastic acting, brought to life the character of Shirley Valentine perfectly. Thanks to the Pavilion for bringing such quality to our town.’ Audience Member – Pavillion Theatre Llandindrod Wells

A thoroughly deserved ovation for Sonia Beck tonight – a formidable, delightful Shirley Valentine’

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