Taking the form of a monologue by a middle-aged,
working class Liverpool housewife, it focuses on
her life before and after a transforming holiday
abroad. Wondering what happened to herself,
now feeling stagnant and
in a rut, Shirley finds herself regularly talking to
the wall while preparing her husband's chips 'an'
egg, until her best friend wins a trip-for-two to
Greece. Without a second thought, she packs
her bags, leaves a note on the kitchen table,
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.
Playwright: Willy Russell
Directed by: Jan Case
Production Date: October 2005
Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill
BHTC Production Number: 237