Skibbereen Town Hall is the venue on Saturday, July 25, for the return visit of New Theatre’s production of the Willy Russsell comedy “Shirley Valentine,” starring Nicola Hollinshead in the title role.
The show is presented by Skibbereen Theatre Society, in conjunction with the Skibbereen Arts Festival and curtain is at 8pm. Tickets cost just €15 and are available through Thornhill Electrical on 028-22316 or from the festival box office.
The story is about Shirley, who is a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, stuck in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to Greece, she begins to see the world, and herself, in a very different light. Brimming with forthright comedy and pithy observations, Willy Russell’s landmark play about a woman reclaiming her identity and self-confidence reflects many of the challenges of modern life in Ireland today.
Native Liverpudlian, Nicola Hollinshead started her professional career at Liverpool Everyman Theatre. She has worked on the award-winning series”Boys from the Black Stuff” and with Jimmy Mc Govern in “City Echoes” Television credits include “Brookside” and she was recently seen alongside Julie Walters in the BBC2 drama “Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story.”
Tickets for the Skibbereen staging of “Shirley Valentine” on the 25th are available in advance through Advance booking is strongly advised for this show.