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+
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The Stalls, Stalls Bar and an adapted toilet are accessible to wheelchair users. Please note this
venue does not have a lift and access for wheelchair users is restricted to the
Stalls level only.
An induction loop is fully installed in the auditorium. There are a limited number of headsets for the infra-red hearing system which should be booked in advance at the Box Office. Headsets are available from the kiosk in the foyer on payment of a returnable deposit (£5).
Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the theatre. Please inform the Box Office at the time of making your booking.
There is an adapted toilet on the Stalls level.
Approach by the A316.
20 minutes from Waterloo (SW Trains), 15 minutes by tube (District Line) from Hammersmith or London Overground from North London.
Bus routes 27, 33, 37, 65 and 71 all pass nearby the theatre. For more details visit TFL
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