Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for


Written by: Willy Russell

Directed by: Alison Schamberger


WHEN: Sunday, October 16 from 7:00 pm by appointment

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Synopsis:  Shirley is a 42-year-old bored housewife from Liverpool who takes a holiday trip to Greece and meets a local man who bolsters her self-confidence. She evolves and transforms to the point that her husband doesn’t even recognize her.

Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, January 13 to January 29, 2023
Sunday matinees are January 15, January 22, and January 29

Callbacks: TBA

Characters Needed

1 – female identifying
Shirley Valentine – a middle-aged and put-upon housewife
Should have the ability to switch to different accents, both British and Greek.

Rehearsal period: October through until opening night. 2 weeknights and one weekend afternoon

Requirements: All cast and crew must provide proof of vaccination. All provincial public health orders will be strictly adhered to.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen by appointment only. You will receive an audition time slot and ‘Sides’ will be forwarded once we have received your application. Please print the sides to bring with you to the audition.

Ethno-cultural casting statement:  We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.

Resume and Headshots:

○ Please note any conflicts with auditions/callbacks or the run at this time.
○ Please let us know if there is a specific part you are interested in.

You can indicate your interest by filling in the SHIRLEY VALENTINE Fillable audition form (click on the link) and emailing it along with your headshot and resume to


• You can indicate your interest  SUBMITTING the Fillable Audition Form along with your headshot  and resume to Open to all ethnicities.
• Auditions will be readings from sides emailed to you once we have received your submission.
• Auditions are for NON-EQUITY productions. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen by appointment.
• If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.
• It is expected that actors must be capable of playing the age specified, be capable of speaking with expected accents, be able to utilize musical and dancing skills, when the part requires those skills.
• While experience is preferable it is not essential.



Metro Theatre is collecting personal information about you.  If you are cast in this show, your contact information will be provided to other members of the company.  Unless you ask us not to,  you will be added to our mailing list; the information you provide will be made available to directors and other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.  You may request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.