Shirley Valentine (1989)

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Shirley Valentine (1989)

Shirley Valentine (1989)
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Genre: Comedy/drama

Pauline Collins repeats her stage success as the character Shirley Valentine, a married woman who decides in her middle years that she wants more out of life. Leaving her spouse behind, she heads to Greece, where she grows close to a low-key local bloke (Tom Conti). Collins and director Lewis Gilbert (Educating Rita) choose to let the character, as she did in the play, speak directly to the audience at times and the gamble works in terms of creating a gentle, intimate atmosphere. Conti is a bonus, a warm presence and funny to boot. –
Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

Pauline Collins - Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw
Tom Conti - Costas Caldes
Alison Steadman - Jane
Julia McKenzie - Gillian
Joanna Lumley - Marjorie
Bernard Hill - Joe Bradshaw
Sylvia Syms - Headmistress
Gillian Kearney - Young Shirley
Catherine Duncan - Young Marjorie
Tracie Bennett - Milandra Bradshaw
Gareth Jefferson - Brian Bradshaw
George Costigan - Dougie
Ray Armstrong - Executive Type
Annee Blott - Chambermaid
Diane Whitley - Liz
Ruth Russell - Veronica
Sarah Nolan - Maureen
Marlene Morley - German Tourist
Ged McKenna - Van Driver
Matthew Long - Teacher
Geraldine Griffiths - Sally
Honora Burke - Londer's Wife
Elaine Boisseau - Woman in Taverna
Joanne Zorian - Carol
Deborah Yhip - Sharon-Louise
Giorgos Xidakis - Spiro
Alex Wright - Kid in Car
Sheila Aza - Cooking Teacher
Marc Zuber - Renos
Ken Sharrock - Sydney
John Hartley - German Tourist
Anna Keaveney - Jeannette
Cardew Robinson - Londoner
Karen Craig - Thelma

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Shirley Valentine takes the form of a monologue by a housewife before and after a transforming holiday in Greece. Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chips 'n' egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, she leaves the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband, packs her bags and heads for the sun. The note on the kitchen table reads "Gone to Greece back in two weeks." Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

"It is a simple and brilliant idea…the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone - in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she unravels her own sexual and social identity. The play is not only funny, it is also moving." (Michael Coveney, Financial Times)

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Shirley Valentine (1989)



Shirley Valentine (1989)



Shirley Valentine (1989)



Shirley Valentine (1989)




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