"It is a simple and brilliant idea...the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone…The play is not only funny, it is also moving."

Michael Coveney, Financial Times

Shirley Valentine

from €20
12th Oct. - 16th Oct.

Treat yourself to an evening of laugher, fun and triumph, as Norma Sheahan, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actors, breathes new life into Willy Russell’s effervescent and iconic character SHIRLEY VALENTINE.

Meet Shirley, a 45-year-old housewife. Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self, isolated and lonely, she has now resorted to full-blown (although somewhat one-sided) conversations with her kitchen wall.

A woman alone, with no support from her demanding husband, her snooty neighbour, or self-absorbed “flown the nest children” Shirley seeks adventures away from her role as “St. Joan of the fitted units”.  So, when a divorced friend asks her to go on a two-week vacation to Greece, Shirley, bravely gathers what remains of her dignity, digs deep into her flagging confidence, and begins a humorous and uplifting voyage of rediscovery.

Shirley with ever-opening eyes, begins to see the world – and herself – in a different light… but will she ever return to her dismal kitchen?


Directed By Michael Scott
Designed By Michael McCaffery


  • Valid Covid-19 vaccination certificates are required to gain entry to the theatre for this production.
  • Covid-19 Guidelines in place at the time of this event will be adhered to at all times.
  • Running Time:
    • Act 1: approx. 1hr 10mins
    • Interval: 20mins
    • Act 2: approx. 40mins
  • Bars and Kiosks
    We are delighted that our bars and kiosks will be open for counter service however we cannot guarantee seating and service for everyone so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Booking Information

Group Discounts

  • €5 off each ticket for 10 or more
  • Midweek Performances Only