Jodie Prenger stars in Shirley Valentine at Norwich Theatre Royal in September. She tells Rachel Banham why she cherishes each role she plays and how she loves being on tour.
A s Willy Russell’s heartwarming comedy Shirley Valentine marks its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger is delighted to be starring in a major revival of the muchloved production.
The play, which is directed by Glen Walford, is touring the country and will be at Norwich Theatre Royal from September 5 to 9.
It tells the story of Shirley, a Liverpool housewife. Her children have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to?
Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for two weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world