Willy Russell’s heart-warming play is returning to the stage for a 30th anniversary performance starring Jodie Prenger and coming to the Glasgow Kings Theatre in June 2017
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.
Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into a hit movie starring Julie Waters going on to achieve Oscar nominations.
It’s been reviewed as “The funniest and most heart-warming play.” and a Guardian reviewer said “At the end I looked at my mum and she had tears in her eyes. Every mum of a certain age in that audience thought it had been written about her.”
Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure, she shot to fame when she landed the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane after winning BBC 1’s I’d Do Anything.