Bare Productions - Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine

Presented by Bare Productions in association with Red Tree Theatre

Shirley Valentine is a bored, middle-aged housewife, trapped in a stale, loveless marriage. Her children are all grown up and she frequently talks to the wall in her kitchen while preparing her husband's regular evening meal.
by Willy Russell
Directed by Annette Rowlison

Something's about to change for Mrs Shirley Bradshaw, mother of grown children and confidence eroded housewife. After decades of dull married life, mince dinners every Thursday and talking to the kitchen wall, her former self – the fearless Shirley Valentine – is fizzing to get out. And she's ready to change everything. Even the wall.

Shirley feels stuck in a rut and finds solace in her daily glass of wine as she muses over the lack of excitement in her life.
When her best friend asks her to go to Greece with her for 2 weeks, Shirley jumps at the chance with a mix of exhilaration and jittery nerves. Leaving a note for her husband that simply reads “Gone to Greece - Back in two weeks”, Shirley leaves for her holiday. While relaxing on holiday, she rediscovers the woman she used to be and the happiness that she has been missing. Shirley embarks on a passionate affair with Costas, a local Greek man, and realizes that there is more to life than the dull, mundane existence she leads back home in Liverpool. Making a radical decision, she leaves her friend at the airport and goes back to the hotel she has been staying at to ask for a job. Finally, she is living the life she has dreamed of and rediscovered the self-confidence she has lost.

Cath Patterson has been nominated for Excellence By A Leading Performer In A Play At The City of Newcastle Drama Award for her performance in this play.


Cath Patterson

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Wednesday, 8th February at 2:00pm Wed, 8th Feb 2:00pm
Red Tree Theatre, Tuggerah
Friday, 10th February at 7:30pm Fri, 10th Feb 7:30pm
Red Tree Theatre, Tuggerah
Bare Productions

Bare Productions

Bare Productions. Boutique Theatre in the Hunter Valley. Est 2015.
Red Tree Theatre

Red Tree Theatre

The Foundation was inspired by The Red Tree (2001), a picture book written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. Richly illustrated, it presents a fragmented journey through a dark world, with images inspired by the experien


2 Shows
2 hours
In Person
Liverpool, England, 1980s
Red Tree Theatre

Red Tree Theatre

One the Central Coast's newest and most affordable performance venues. 144 tiered seating black box theatre with large foyer and conference spaces.
In Person
Capacity: 144
Thursday, 11:00 ~ 14:00
Friday, 11:00 ~ 14:00

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