Thursday 6 April
Dinner and Show
Drinks available for purchase at the bar
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre and HIT Productions
By Willy Russell
Starring Mandi Lodge
Inside 42-year-old Liverpool mother and housewife, Mrs Joe Bradshaw (Mandi Lodge), is the former Shirley Valentine longing to emerge. Her self-esteem battered by school, marriage and life in general, she finds herself talking to the wall while her husband is out working.
When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley grasps the opportunity to head for the sun and leave her current drudgery behind, to re-find herself, follow her dreams and to get a new lease on life. The note in the kitchen reads “Gone to Greece, back in two weeks”.
With much humour, warmth, sympathy, human insight and a great deal of empathy for his female protagonist, Willy Russell brilliantly shows Shirley breaking out of the mould in which she was cast by society.
Don’t miss this funny but moving production starring the talented and vibrant Mandi Lodge (Just The Ticket, Always…Patsy Cline, Menopause The Musical, Dumped! The Musical, and Sweeney Todd).
Included in the ticket price is a delicious 2-course meal and a ticket to the performance. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar.
Want to know more? For everything you need to know about this fantastic performance including artist details, video clips, and more CLICK HERE.