Date(s) - 5 May 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Frankston Arts Centre
GoTheatrical! open and app captioned performance on Friday, 5 May 2017 at 8pm
Booking Details: http://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_-_Buy_Tickets/Shirley_Valentine
Please notify Box Office staff at time of booking that you require seats with a good view of the captioning screens, or if you prefer the view the captions via the app, please ensure you have downloaded the GoTheatrical app to your mobile or tablet device prior to the performance.
About This Event
The play is about escape and takes the form of a monologue by a 42-year-old Liverpool mother and housewife, Mrs Joe Bradshaw, before and after a transforming holiday to Greece. Inside Mrs Joe Bradshaw is the former Shirley Valentine longing to emerge. Her self-esteem battered by school, marriage and life in general, she finds herself talking to the wall while her husband is out working. She feels that her life is terribly mundane as she compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she has stagnated. When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley grasps the opportunity to head for the sun and leave her current drudgery behind, to re-find herself, follow her dreams and to get a new lease on life. The note in the kitchen reads “Gone to Greece, back in two weeks”. With much humour, warmth, sympathy, human insight and a great deal of empathy for his female protagonist, Willy Russell brilliantly shows Shirley breaking out of the mould in which she was cast by society.
Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Hit Productions