Shirley Valentine at Everyman Theatre

The perfect 'Galentine's Day' night out, Claire Sweeney stars as Shirley Valentine in this iconic one-woman show, coming to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham!

Claire Sweeney stars as Shirley Valentine in the Everyman Theatres retelling of the iconic play.
Claire Sweeney stars as Shirley Valentine in the Everyman Theatre’s retelling of the iconic play.

Bringing a modern classic to Cheltenham audiences, The Everyman Theatre Company is presenting Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine in February 2020 – just in time for Valentine’s or Galentine’s!

Starring television star Claire Sweeney in the title role, Shirley Valentine tells the tale of a lonely middle-aged woman, who feels stuck-in-a-rut, thanks to an uninspiring marriage.

But, an impromptu girls’ holiday to Greece sees Shirley swap her stagnating life in Liverpool for a break in the sun, where she starts to see things very differently.

From Willy Russell, the writer of Blood Brothers and Educating Rita, the one-character play is a fantastic opportunity to see a phenomenal piece of monologue theatre, produced locally by Everyman Theatre’s own production company, and directed by Ian Talbot OBE.

Ian said: ‘This is the first time that I have directed Shirley Valentine although I have admired the play for many years. It celebrates the independence of women in a marvelously humorous way.’

Described by organisers as ‘a heart-warming comedy that will transport audiences to sunnier climes’, this is a rare chance to catch the stage version of the much-loved Oscar nominated film, starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.

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Shirley Valentine has been sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment.


Shirley Valentine play


Thursday 13 to Saturday 22 February 2020; Saturday 15 February 2020; Thursday 20 February 2020; Saturday 22 February 2020


From 7.30pm and 2pm for matinee performances.


Tickets cost between £15 and £42


(01242) 572573

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