The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an “adventure” with a local fisherman and decides to stay.


Elaine Bromka


Written by Willy Russell

Directed by Byam Stevens

Scenic Design by Kris Stone

Lighting Design by Jeff Steifel

Costume Design by Brenda King