Most people know who Bridget Jones is, but Shirley Valentine? She’s something of a mystery to many of those under 30, but to those in the know, she’s the witty Liverpudlian housewife who rediscovered herself and followed her dreams. Forever immortalised by on Broadway way back in 1986, Shirley Valentine was written by Willy Russell and went on to become one of the most lauded and popular plays of the 80s.
And now, it has made its way to a stage in Sooke at the Sooke Community Hall on April 17th and 18th. It’s not easy to get a handle on the character of Shirley Valentine, but Salt Spring islander Grace Jordan’s performance of the one-woman play makes the attempt thoroughly captivating and entertaining.
“Grace Jordan deserves a purple heart for her performance in Shirley Valentine” says the Driftwood’s Peter Vincent. Check out the play and see why.
Join Tugwell Creek Meadery and local chef Zach Regan for some mead and Greek Tapas before the show!
Tapas and Show $30. Show only $18 (Mead separate) Tickets available at the EMCS Program Office, Shoppers Drug Mart or at the Door.
Showtime 7:30pm / Doors 6:00pm
For more information around the Sooke area, please be sure to visit the Official Discover Sooke website.
Filed under: Upcoming Events on March 24th, 2009