Win tickets to see Shirley Valentine

Natasha Sutherland as Shirley Valentine. PICTURE: Supplied/Theatre On The Bay

Shirley Valentine returns to Theatre On The Bay from Wednesday August 3 to Saturday August 13.

Starring Natasha Sutherland, with direction by Gina Shmukler, Shirley Valentine is an award-winning British one-woman play by Willy Russell.

A bored, middle-aged housewife, Shirley is trapped in a stale, loveless marriage. Her children are all grown up and she frequently talks to the wall in her kitchen while preparing her husband’s regular evening meal of egg and chips. Shirley feels stuck in a rut and finds solace in her daily glass of wine as she muses over the lack of excitement in her life. When her best friend asks her to go to Greece with her for two weeks, Shirley jumps at the chance with a mix of exhilaration and jittery nerves.

While relaxing on holiday, she rediscovers the woman she used to be and the happiness that she has been missing. Shirley embarks on a passionate affair with Costas, a local Greek man, and realises that there is more to life than the dull, mundane existence she leads back home in Liverpool.

There is a parental guidance warning for adult themes.

Tickets cost from R180 to R230 through Computicket or 021 438 3300.

  • Three lucky Atlantic Sun readers can each win a pair of tickets to see on Wednesday August 3. To enter, email your name and phone number to before midnight on Sunday July 31. Put “Shirley Valentine” in the subject line.