This play offers a unique look into family culture, where duty and tradition come before desire and passion.
Set in Liverpool in the mid-1980’s and taking the form of a monologue, “Shirley Valentine” focuses on the life of Shirley Bradshaw (née Valentine) before and during a transforming holiday abroad.
Shirley, 42yrs old, attempts to break away from the everyday existence of stagnancy and dissatisfaction.
While on a ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday on Corfu Island, she rediscovers everything that is missing from her life and the milieu of her social environment in England.
She finds so much happiness, that she decides not to go back home, ditching her friend at the airport and instead working and staying live a newly self-confident life in which she is at last true to herself.