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Shirley Valentine


  • Playwright

    Gearóid Ó Cairealláin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Willy Russell

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ón mBéarla.
  • Synopsis

    A monologue by a housewife before and after a transforming holiday in Greece. Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's meals. She feels she's stagnated and in a rut. Everything changes when she gets the chance to go to Greece for two weeks.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Shirley Frances Quinn
Production Team  
Director Mary Ryan
Set Designer Seán Mac Seáin
Lighting Designer Gearóid Ó Cairealláin

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Aisling Ghéar

  • Address

    Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road
    Belfast BT12 6AH
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9020 8040

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