‘Shirley Valentine’ starring Norma Sheahan
Shirley Valentine – RESCHEDULED
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Shirley Valentine show has had to be rescheduled to a date in 2023.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. Cancelling shows is never something that we like doing.
Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for news on the new date. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact. Thank you for your understanding.
Ballina Arts Centre
Friday 10th June, 8pm
Following its sell-out run at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre in October 2021, treat yourself to an evening of laughter and triumph, as Norma Sheahan, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actors, breathes new life into Willy Russell’s effervescent and iconic character… Shirley Valentine.
Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self. With no support from her demanding husband, snooty neighbour, or self-absorbed teens, Shirley resorts to full-blown (although somewhat one-sided) conversations with her kitchen wall.
So, when a divorced friend asks Shirley to go on a vacation to Greece, she bravely gathers what remains of her dignity and begins a humorous and uplifting voyage of rediscovery.
Shirley with ever-opening eyes, begins to see the world – and herself – in a different light… but will she ever go back to being “St Joan of the fitted units”?
Directed By Michael Scott. Designed By Michael McCaffery.
Tickets: €24 / €22 early booking essential.