Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.... Read more >>
Running time: 2 hours (including interval)
Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.
Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure.
'The funniest and most heart-warming play.'
‘Jodie Prenger has warmth, comic flair and a beguiling twinkle in her eye.’
‘Jodie brings Shirley to life with wonderful skill and delightful comedy timings, thoroughly deserving the inevitable standing ovation.’
Suitable for 14+
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
There are five wheelchair spaces and three transfer seats available in the stalls of the King’s Theatre. Wheelchair positions are provided in the rear stalls area with level access from Elmbank Street.
We have an infra-red audio enhancement system in the auditorium. Patrons can choose between a headset or a necklace depending on their hearing needs. These are available from Front of House staff in the foyer.. There are two devices available. Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor of the King’s Theatre.
The King’s is located at 297 Bath St at the junction of Elmbank St in the western end of Glasgow city centre. It is extremely well served by motorway access, secure parking, trains and buses – all within yards of the theatre.
Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-on-foot (credit cards accepted) multi-storey car park behind the theatre in Elmbank Crescent with access via Elmbank St. Parking after 6pm costs £2.50 and this charge entitles you to park until 8am the following day. This car park has spaces reserved for people with disabilities.
Northbound on the M8
Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St, then first left into St Vincent St and then second right into Elmbank St. Turn first left into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Southbound on the M8
Take the right hand lane to exit at J18 and follow signs for Charing Cross and Kelvingrove. Staying in the left hand lane turn left into Sauchiehall St and then right into Elmbank St. Turn second right into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Eastbound from A814 Clydeside Expressway
Turn left from the Expressway for M8 (signed Stirling, Edinburgh, Carlisle) but do not join the motorway. Follow the A804 towards Charing Cross, moving towards the middle lane. At the third set of traffic lights turn right into Sauchiehall St and then second right into Elmbank St. Turn right into Elmbank Crescent and the car park is on your right.
Charing Cross station is on the low level line between Queen Street (connections with main line trains and Buchanan Street Underground) and Partick (connection with Underground) stations. Turn right outside the station entrance then right again on reaching Bath Street. The Kings' front door is around one hundred yards on your right. For full timetable information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
Routes 18, 42, 44 & 57 go past the theatre on Bath Street travelling west and along Sauchiehall Street travelling east. For full local timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus information, including fares and ticket information, please call 0141 423 6600 between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday.
Coaches may drop off but not park in front of the theatre. Coach parks are located at High Street (call in advance 0141 552 7276) and Buchanan Bus Station (call in advance 0141 333 3762). Charges apply.
There is an official rank on Sauchiehall Street but taxis can be in short supply around the King's around the beginning and end of performances. You can call for or book a black cab from Glasgow TOA on 0141 429 7070.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7648 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5389 Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 0141 240 1300
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
The King’s Theatre Box Office will open 90 mins before each performance, ticket sales for that show only. If you are collecting tickets we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to curtain up.
The Theatre Royal Box Office (282 Hope Street) open 10am - 6pm, Mon - Sat, operates advance sales for both venues.