the production has now begun previews in the West End.
Photos have been released of Sheridan Smith as Shirley Valentine in Willy Russell’s play, which has now begun performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre and continues to play until the 3rd June.
Shirley Valentine is the joyous, life-affirming story of the woman who got lost in marriage and motherhood, the woman who wound up talking to the kitchen wall whilst cooking her husband’s chips and egg. But Shirley still has a secret dream. And in her bag, an airline ticket. One day she may just leave a note, saying: ‘Gone! Gone to Greece.’
Sheridan Smith’s previous stage credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre and Doris in Flare Path at Theatre Royal Haymarket, both roles garnering her Olivier Awards, and the latter the Evening Standard Award as Best Actress. She received further Olivier nominations for her performance as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Duke of York’s Theatre, and Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre.
This revival of of the play is directed by Matthew Dunster, whose most recent work for the stage includes being on Broadway with Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen and in the West End with 2.22 by Danny Robins. The creative team behind this new production includes: designs by Paul Wills, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and is produced by David Pugh.
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