Shirley Valentine is coming to Limerick

Norma Sheahan stars in Shirley Valentine at Lime Tree Theatre

THE ever popular 1989 movie is being adapted for theatre. 

Treat yourself to an evening of laughter 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 at the Lime Tree Theatre this April.

Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self. With no support from her demanding husband, snooty neighbour, or self-absorbed teens, Shirley resorts to full-blown (although somewhat one-sided) conversations with her kitchen wall.

So, when a divorced friend asks Shirley to go on a vacation to Greece, she bravely gathers what remains of her dignity 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 go back to being “St Joan of the fitted units”?

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Shirley Valentine is coming to the Lime Tree Theatre on Friday the 22nd of April at 8pm.

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