Shirley Valentine

A new UK tour of the play Shirley Valentine has been announced in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

The tour will begin on 2nd March at Churchill Theatre in Bromley before heading to New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

The show will also visit theatres in Woking, London, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Bath, High Wycombe, Sheffield, Glasgow, Canterbury, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Coventry, Swindon, Salford, Cardiff, Tunbridge Wells, Shrewsbury, Brighton, Malvern, Blackpool and New Brighton.

The Shirley Valentine tour is currently due to run until September; however, more dates are expected to be announced. 


Shirley Valentine follows the story of housewife Shirley who is tired of her mundane life, where her children have left home and her husband pays her no attention.

So when Shirley’s best friend offers her the chance to go on holiday to Greece for a couple of weeks, she packs her bags in secret. Audiences will follow Shirley in an unexpected discovery of herself, and a rekindling of her childhood dreams and youthful love of life.

Shirley will be played by Jodie Prenger, who is best known for winning the role of Nancy in the West End production of Oliver! through the BBC television series I’d Do Anything.

More recently, Prenger toured the UK in the musical Tell Me On A Sunday, as well as playing the title role in Calamity Jane.

More about Shirley Valentine 

The play is written by Willy Russell who has also written plays including Educating Rita, Blood Brothers, and Our Day Out.

The new production will be directed by Glen Walford who also directed the original production. 

Group travel organisers should contact their chosen theatre for information on group rates. 

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