Shirley Valentine – Final Dress Rehearsal, Performance Preview
“Most of us die..long before we’re dead.
An’ what kills us is the terrible weight of all this unused life that we carry around”
The play follows Shirley, a middle-aged woman, smart, sensitive, capable woman, finding herself lonely in a marriage that’s long gone off the romantic boil, with no job and kids who have grown up and gone. She juggles the traditional gender roles of her childhood with the new freedoms and choices that women have today. A trip to Greece gives her an opportunity to make an out of character decision… she rediscovers the woman she used to be and the happiness that she has been missing