Shirley Valentine

by Willy Russell
March 21 – April 21, 2013

What can you do when you realize that you’ve hit middle age, and your life has been shaped by choices made by everyone except you?  The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley goes … and begins the process of shaping her life into something wonderful. This one-woman play became an instant classic the minute it premiered!

(Contains Mature Themes)

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Julia Glander

Performance Schedule


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM (starting the 2nd week of the run)
Sundays at 2PMNo performance on Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ticket Prices


 Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, March 21 at 8pm
Preview performances July 12, 13, 14 & 18 $15
Beginning July 19 at 8pm:
Thursday evenings ~ $20
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $25
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $22
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price

In The Press


REVIEW: Williamston Theatre’s Shirley Valentine holds audience spellbound
Kate O’Neill, Lansing State Journal

REVIEW: “Williamston’s Valentine expresses a love of life”
Bridgette M. Redman,

REVIEW: “Williamston’s Funny Valentine
Paul Wozniak, Lansing City Pulse

REVIEW: “Shirley Valentine inspiring”
The New Monitor

INTERVIEW: Shirley Valentine actor talks, one-woman shows, living life to the fullest, and more – Emily Caswell,

PREVIEW:Williamston Theatre’s Shirley explores getting unstuck in Life
Bridgette Redman, Lansing Stage Journal