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Oct 29 2021

Shirley Valentine gets Cork twist in Town Hall show

“I’m a workhorse,” says actress Norma Sheahan who will be in the City’s Town Hall Theatre this Friday and Saturday night, starring in Willy Russell’s hit play, Shirley Valentine.

It’s coming to Galway following a six-night run in Dublin’s Gaiety where it played to sell-out houses of 600 people – at 60 per capacity, as per restrictions in early October. The Cork-born actress who lives in Dublin is thrilled at the response.

After a year-and-a-half of rolling lockdowns, this play is resonating with audiences, she says with a laugh as she refers to one of its most famous scenes, where the lonely heroine, Shirley, speaks to the kitchen walls.

“People are sick of talking to themselves and to the walls and they can identify with Shirley. They’re dying to get out.”

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Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.