Rehearsals are entering the final stages for the cast of Clonmel’s Theatre Guild’s forthcoming production of ‘Shirley Valentine’ which opens on Tuesday next, October 1 for a 3 night run at Raheen House.
‘Shirley’ will also be travelling to Cloneen on Friday, October 11 and to Brewery Lane Theatre in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October.
Willy Russell’s hilarious comedy, set in Liverpool, tells the story of bored housewife Shirley Valentine, who, wondering what has happened to herself, now feeling stagnant and in a rut, finds herself regularly talking to the wall while preparing her husband’s chips and egg. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece, she packs her bags, leaves a note on the cupboard door in the kitchen, and heads for a fortnight of rest and relaxation. What she finds is romance and a new awareness of who she is and what her existence can be with just a little effort on her part.
Playing the role of Shirley in the theatre guild’s production is well-known actress Amanda Kirwan. Amanda joined Clonmel Theatre Guild in 1985 and is currently the Guild’s PRO.
She has played a wide variety of characters over the years and has also performed in productions with Mandeville Theatre Company, The Quay Players and Orchard Theatre Company.
Amanda will be supported in this iconic role by guild members Suzanne Dunne, Carol Acheson, Ann Loh-Wrenne, Jessica Philips, Ger Meagher, David Walsh and Karl Clancy.
The production is directed by Patricia Harte and Assistant Director is Sean Bergin.
Tickets, priced at just €15 are selling fast at Marian’s, O’Connell Street, Clonmel. Wine and Canape reception during interval is included in ticket price.