Shirley Valentine 2013

Shirley_Valentine_2013_web11 - 22 Sept 2013

Durban’s greatest theatrical export, KickstArt,  presents a revival of their multi award-winning production of Shirley Valentine, starring Lisa Bobbert.

Shirley Valentine is a taken-for-granted middle-aged housewife, with indulged children and a self-involved husband who is caught in a menopausal rut; she finds herself talking to the kitchen wall while cooking her husband’s supper. A frisky girlfriend wins an all-expenses-paid holiday for two to Greece for two and invites Shirley along. The journey to Greece echoes Shirley’s personal journey of affirmation and discovery, and after a fortnight in the sun, she begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

Shirley Valentine has been both a 1986 Willy Russell one hander play, and a subsequent charming romantic comedy film with Russell writing the screenplay, staring Pauling Collins in a career defining role, supported by Tom Conti and Julie McKenzie.  Shirley Valentine followed the similar-themed film, Educating Rita. 

KickstArt invites you to come on a liberating adventure with Shirley Valentine, everybody’s favourite housewife. Directed by Steven Stead, Designed by Greg King, with Lighting Design by Tina le Roux. Lisa Bobbert reprises her 2008 role as the bored housewife who flees the nest.

Booking for all KickstArt productions is through Computicket, and for block bookings of 10 or more, or sold performances and early bird specials, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: 0832502690 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .