Shirley Valentine

  • written by Willy Russell
  • directed by Andy Barnicle


Join us for the next installment of our Centennial Celebration as we revisit a Playhouse classic!

A play filled with gems of wisdom, a good dose of laughter and a lot of poignancy, the story of Shirley Valentine follows a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who finds herself in the rut of her dull daily life and in a loveless relationship with her husband. When her best friend wins a trip for two to Greece, she packs her bags, leaves a note on the kitchen table, and sets out on a journey toward independence and self-discovery. Back to reprise her 2011 role, Dee Dee Rescher stars in this one-woman hit based on the 1989 film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Pauline Collins.

WINNER! 1988 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy