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Claire sweeney as Shirley Valentine, Cheltenham Everyman 2020
Shirley Valentine
will be visiting various theatres this Spring. Cheltenham, Bury St. Edmunds, Bolton, Salisbury and Belfast are amongst Shirley's stops.

Shilrey Valentine - Belfast

Anna Kotula - California - 2020

Bllod brothers - touring
Blood Brothers - Touring...

Educating Rita tours the UK with Stephen Tompkinson as Frank, and Jessica Johnson as Rita.
EDUCATING RITA touring...
See What's On for more details of all productions this Spring.

OUR DAY OUT - Play for Today - now on DVD
OUR DAY OUT - buy it now!

Shirley Valentine: 30th Anniversary Tour of the UK

Hoovering The Moon
Hoovering The Moon

Cultural Exchanges Festival at De Mountford University

WILLY RUSSELL: Behind The Scenes Exhibition 5th October until 23rd January 2016
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A Partie in Greece - Shirley Valentine in Paris 2015

Liverpool Playhouse Rita 2015

Our Day Out: 2014 Oldham

Blood Brothers - Korea - 2014 - Photo Credit: Hansaem Song

POster for BLOOD BROTHERS in South Africa
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Educating Rita at the Lowry Theatre 2013

One For The Road - 2013, Northampton Derngate theatre

Con O'Neill as 'Dennis. Photo Credit: Robert Day

seasons of love poster: The Royal Albert Hall. October 2012

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Natasha Hamilton as Mrs Johnstone

Trafalgar poster for Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine

 

 

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What's On...

Willy Russell is one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. His plays have been performed in countries across the globe and have won countless appreciation and creative awards as well as academic honours for their author. Since their premiers plays such as EDUCATING RITA, STAGS AND HENS, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, BREEZEBLOCK PARK and OUR DAY OUT have been in constant production throughout the world.

Here - we present performances planned or currently performing. If YOU know of others, please let us know. . .


BLOOD BROTHERS - Touring

Dublin - Bord Gais Theatre
Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2
18 February - 28 February
Box Office: +353 (1) 677 7999

Derry / Londonderry - Millenium Forum
3 Newmarket St, Londonderry BT48 6EB
3 March - 7 March
Box Office: 028 7126 4455

Grimsby – The Auditorium
Cromwell Road, Grimsby DN31 2BH
10 March - 14 March
Box Office: 0300 300 0035

Coventry – Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS
17 March - 21 March
Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
24 March - 28 March
Box Office: 01902 429212

Woking – New Victoria Theatre
The Ambassadors, The Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ
31 March - 4 April
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Lichfield – Garrick Theatre
Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
7 March - 11 March
Box Office: 01543 412121


EDUCATING RITA - Touring

Eastbourne - Devonish Park Theatre
Carlisle Road,  BN21 4BP
17 February - 22 February
Box Office: 01323 412 000

Glasgow – Theatre Royal
297 Bath Street, G2 4JN
24 February - 29 February
Box Office:  0844 871 7648

Barnstable - Queens Theatre
100 Boutport Street, EX31 1SY
3 March - 7 March
Box Office: 01228 633766

Guilford - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Millbrook, Surrey GU1 3UX
9 March - 14 March
Box Office: 01483 44 00 00

Blackpool - The Grand Theatre
33 Church Street, FY1 1HT
16 March - 21 March
Box Office:  01253 290 190

Kingston  - Rose Theatre
24 – 26 High Street, London KT1 1HL
24 March - 28 March
Box Office:  020 8174 0090

Crewe – Lyceum Theatre
Heath Street,  CW12DA
30 March - 4 April
Box Office:  01270 368 242

Cardiff – New Theatre
Park Place, CF10 3LN
20 April - 25 April
Box Office:  029 2087 8889

Northampton - Royal & Derngate Theatre
Guildhall Road, NN1 1DP
27 April - 2 May
Box Office: 01604 624811

Wycombe - Swan Theatre
St Mary St, High Wycombe HP11 2XE
4 May - 9 May
Box Office:  01494 512000

Edinburgh – Kings Theatre
2 Leven St, EH3 9LQ
11 May - 16 May
Box Office:  0131 529 6000

Newcastle - Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street, NE1 6BR
18 May - 23 May
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21


SHIRLEY VALENTINE - USA

California - Ojai Arts Center ( Anna Katula )
113 S. Montgomery Street, Ojai, California 93023 USA
24 January - 16 February
Box Office: 805 640-8797
Website & Booking: HERE


SHIRLEY VALENTINE - UK

Bolton – Octagon Theatre (Mina Anwar)
The Wellsprings, Civic Centre, Bolton BL1 1US
10 February - 29 February
Box Office:  01204 52066
Website & Booking: HERE


SHIRLEY VALENTINE - UK

Cheltenham - Everyman Theatre (Claire Sweeney)
Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ
13 February - 22 February 2020
Box Office: 01242 572573
Website & Booking: HERE

Salisbury - Playhouse Theatre (Claire Sweeney)
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA
25 February - 7 March
Box Office: 01722 320333
Website & Booking: HERE


SHIRLEY VALENTINE - UK

Belfast - Lyric Theatre (Tara Lynne O’Neill)
55 Ridgeway St, Belfast, BT9 5FB
27 February - 15 March 2020
Box Office: +44 (0)28 9038 1081
Website & Booking: HERE


Missed? - Catch-up

CHANNEL 5 - FUNNY WOMEN

Julie Walters & Willy Russell
Channel 5's Funny Women shown on Friday, 9th February, which highlighted the career of Julie Walters, with contributions from Willy Russell, is available to watch again on the channel 5 website. HERE

 

UK - Radio

Archive on 4 - Lern Yerself Scouse
BBC Radio 4
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE.

WILLY RUSSELL'S NEON ARTWORK
Willy Russell was asked to design Front Row’s 2014 Neon Artwork in Salford.
Radio 4's Front Row
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE.

WILLY RUSSELL'S DESERT ISLAND DISCS
Willy Russell was asked to choose his Desert Island Discs in 1994
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE

INTERNATIONAL - Podcast

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Willy recently talked with Sodajerker founders, Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor, about his songwriting process. As well as sharing the life stories behind key moments in his work, Willy provides detailed insights into his creative process as a writer, his history as a musician, and his early influences. You will find podcast no. 84 here on Sodajerker.com

 

 

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