Shirley Valentine


Why do we get all this life if we don't ever use it?

Shirley Bradshaw often finds herself alone and talking to the wall in her kitchen. But something's about to change! While preparing her husband's evening meal of egg and chips, she wonders if she has the courage to escape her dull married life. Can she follow her dreams and take an unexpected and exciting trip to Greece in search of her fearless former self, Shirley Valentine? Maybe there she will fulfill her dream of ‘sitting by the sea, drinking wine in a country where the grape is grown’.

Willy Russell's comic monologue, Shirley Valentine, opened at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre in 1986 to rave reviews and awards and was later made into an Oscar nominated film.

After an overwhelmingly positive response to seasons at the Harp of Erin Theatre, Wollombi and The Royal Exchange Theatre, Newcastle, Bare Productions are proud to be bringing 'Shirley' to Cowra for 3 shows only!

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell

Starring Catherine Patterson as Shirley Valentine

Directed by Annette Rowlison


Our audience response:- (Bare Production FB page)
'If you haven’t seen it you must - and if you have seen it, go again if you can. So beautifully acted. A magical interlude- congratulations ladies ★★★★★'
'So powerful, stunning. Thank you.'
'Want a reminder of what it feels like to be alive? To really LIVE!?
Please go see “SHIRLEY VALENTINE” !!!
Be careful, it might just change your life '
'Cath Patterson is 'Shirley Valentine'. Truly an awesome production. Words mirroring life...Thanks to Bare Productions - Annette Rowlison director, for another great night of entertainment and thought provocation.'


  • Friday, 09 September 2022 | 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
  • Saturday, 10 September 2022 | 01:30 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Saturday, 10 September 2022 | 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM


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