Willy Russel’s Shirley Valentine

Wed, 26 Jan 2022


Sat, 12 Feb 2022

Wednesday to Friday: 20h00
Saturday: 16h00 & 20h00
Sunday: 15h00

Pieter Toerien’s Main Theatre, Montecasino

R220 per person

All covid-19 protocols will be observed and social distancing will be implemented in the seating arrangements.

Kindly note that this show will now start on Wednesday, 26 January to Saturday, 12 February 2022.

Some of you might remember her.

Willy Russell’s heroine of the 80’s. She played the West End and Broadway, won numerous accolades and was celebrated in film. Her name was Shirley Valentine, before she became Shirley Bradshaw, a middle aged woman, lost in her role as mother to two grown children, and wife to a husband in a somewhat stale marriage will now be coming to Montecasino’s Pieter Toerien Theatre.

When a friend offers her a trip to Greece, a long forgotten exuberance begins to bubble up in her. Shirley’s journey is a celebration of many a contemporary woman, balancing motherhood, marriage and self-actualisation.  Shirley Bradshaw is the ‘original gangster’ of self-care and self-love – a beacon of empowerment.  Long before we had hashtags, we had Shirley.

1.       Pieter Toerin’s Theatre is a Covid-19 compliant venue and face masks are required to be worn at all times in the theatre. The Theatre will enforce a firm “No Mask – No Entry” policy.

2.       ALL guests and staff are subject to a temperature check on entering the Montecasino complex.

3.       All staff and patrons are required to observe social distancing protocols upon entry to the venue.

4.       On arrival at the theatre, all patrons will be required to complete a brief Covid-19 questionnaire as part of the Governement thorough track-and-trace process.

5.       The venue will have clearly visible sanitising stations and patrons and staff will be encouraged to sanitise their hands regularly

6.       All bathroom areas are equipped with sanitising stations.

7.       The Theatre’s box office and foyer bar/ coffee bar areas will be cash-free environments as far as possible to reduce contact and ensure safety of patrons and staff.

8.       Patrons to be encouraged to print tickets at home or use the QR code on their phones to limit ticket contact in venue.

9.       Auditorium doors will be opened earlier than usual to allow the smooth flow of patrons through our foyer areas and prevent any congestion and queues.

10.    The auditorium is deep cleaned and sanitised between performances to ensure all surfaces are 100% germ-free

11.    The auditorium Covid-19 compliant seating plan has been put together using the latest Government social distancing protocols and to ensure that our audience members are seated safely within their “bubbles”. Our theatre can hold a maximum of 50% of its usual capacity to ensure audience safety whilst watching a show.

12.    Montecasino has a high-tech air-conditioning system in place and this will be operating at full during each performance to ensure the healthy circulation of fresh air

13.    All dressing room and backstage areas are equipped with sanitising stations and are cleaned between shows.

14.    All performers are required to wear masks when they come off stage and to observe social distancing protocols within dressing rooms and backstage areas.

15.    There will be no gatherings after the show at Stage Door or in the foyer areas, and audience members and staff are all encouraged to leave the theatre space as quickly as possible once the show has ended.


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