Shirley Valentine Shirley Valentine
Christine Harris & HIT Productions
The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
24 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
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Tickets - Adult: $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+: $47.00

Duration - 2hrs, including interval
Restrictions/Warnings
Contains adult themes


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Synopsis
Shirley Valentine
By Willy Russell

“It is a simple and brilliant idea…the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone – in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she unravels her own sexual and social identity. The play is not only funny, it is also moving.”
Michael Coveney, Financial Times

Shirley Valentine, tired of the same old routines, speaks of the excitement of not knowing what will happen next. The play is about escape and takes the form of a monologue by a 42-yearold Liverpool mother and housewife, Mrs Joe Bradshaw, before and after a transforming holiday to Greece. Inside Mrs Joe Bradshaw is the former Shirley Valentine longing to emerge. Her self-esteem battered by school, marriage and life in general, she finds herself talking to the wall while her husband is out working. “I always said I’d leave him by the time I was 40,” she says. “But by the time I was 40, ...more
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