Booking to 3 June 2023
Sheridan Smith stars in Willy Russell’s joyous, feel-good comedy Shirley Valentine.
Multi-award winning actor Sheridan Smith returns to the West End starring in Shirley Valentine at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Shirley Valentine is the critically acclaimed, life-affirming story of a woman who got lost in marriage and motherhood, and who winds up talking to the kitchen wall whilst cooking her husband’s chips and egg. But Shirley still has a secret dream. And in her bag, an airline ticket. One day she may just leave a note saying: ‘Gone! Gone to Greece.’
Shirley Valentine is written by Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Blood Brothers) one of Britain’s greatest living dramatists.
Directed by Matthew Dunster, this new production of Shirley Valentine is playing a 15 week limited West End season at the Duke of York’s Theatre to 3 June 2023.
What's the story of Shirley Valentine?
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.
Who is in the cast of Shirley Valentine?
Shirley Valentine stars Olivier Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith.
Who are the creative team of Shirley Valentine?
Shirley Valentine is written by Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Blood Brothers).
The director is Matthew Dunster, with design by Paul Wills, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
The show is produced by David Pugh.
Reviews of Shirley Valentine★★★★★ " Sheridan Smith gives the performance of the year so far" - The Independent
★★★★★ "Sheridan Smith is a transcendent one-woman Shirley Valentine" - The Financial Times
★★★★★ "Sheridan Smith is the ultimate leading lady" - Sunday Times
★★★★★ "Sheridan Smith is wall to wall sunshine, a one-woman pina colada with a cocktail umbrella!" - Daily Mail
★★★★ "Sheridan Smith is tremendous - TimeOut
★★★★ "Sheridan Smith’s charm conquers all" - The Times
★★★★ "Sheridan Smith is a retro triumph as Shirley Valentine" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "Sheridan Smith disarms and dazzles with heart and soul" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Sheridan Smith blossoms before our eyes" - Daily Express
★★★★ "Sheridan Smith is a dazzling triumph" - i News
★★★★ "She is a surefire hit" - The Observer
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationDuke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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