Shirley Valentine starring Sheridan Smith extends by popular demand

Sheridan Smith rivals her great friend Peter Kay by announcing an extension to her West End season of Shirley Valentine By Popular Demand.

Shirley Valentine London

Will Russell’s Shirley Valentine starring Sheridan Smith will now play for 15 weeks at the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 17 February 2023. Tickets are on sale now.

Shirley Valentine is the joyous, life-affirming story of the woman who got lost in marriage and motherhood, the woman who wound up talking to the kitchen wall whilst cooking her husband’s chips and egg. But Shirley still has a secret dream. And in her bag, an airline ticket. One day she may just leave a note, saying: ‘Gone!  Gone to Greece.’

Producer David Pugh said: “Both Sheridan and Shirley seem to have been taken into people’s hearts, and whereas we might not be playing arenas like Peter Kay, but, like him, we are keeping seat prices down due to the cost of living with reduced price previews and no booking fees, allowing theatre to again be completely accessible to more people.”

Sheridan Smith said, “I am so chuffed by the response that I’m playing Shirley in the West End. You guys are incredible, and the demand has been so much that I’ve decided to extend for an extra three weeks. So, come and see me as Shirley Valentine at the Duke of York’s Theatre. See you there!”

Shirley Valentine is written by Willy Russell, directed by Matthew Dunster, designed by Paul Wills, with lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and is produced by David Pugh.


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The Duke of York’s Theatre
St Martin’s Lane
London WC2N 4BG

Season Dates:
17 February – 3 June 2023

Ticket Prices:
£20, £25, £45, £60, £75 with reduced price previews.

Performance Times:
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm

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