Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will embark on a UK tour in 2017.

Coming to the New Alexandra Theatre from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 March 2017, Shirley Valentine will star much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley.

With a career spanning over four decades Willy Russell is undeniably one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. His plays, including Educating Rita, Blood Brothers, Our Day Out and Shirley Valentine, have been performed across the globe and have won countless awards, they continue to be in constant production throughout the world. Shirley Valentine was adapted into an Oscar nominated film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.

Jodie Prenger is perhaps best known for winning the role of Nancy in the West End production of Oliver!
through the BBC television series I’d Do Anything. Most recently Jodie toured the UK in the classic musical
Tell Me On A Sunday. She also played the title role in the national tour of the musical Calamity Jane and has starred in One Man, Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Jodie is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.

Shirley Valentine comes to New Alexandra Theatre from 6-11 March 2017.