Willy Russell Season West End Transfer

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s sell-out season of Willy Russell’s award winning plays Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine transfers to the Trafalgar Studios from the 8th of July!

Educating Rita stars the Olivier Award nominated Tim Pigott-Smith  (Enron, Pygmalion)  as university professor Frank, and newcomer Laura Dos Santos as the brash young hairdresser who discovers a passion for English literature, in a production that is ‘Superb, humorous and deeply moving. A truly great play.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Shirley Valentine stars Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42) in ‘London’s Best Comic Performance’ (Time Out) as the Liverpudlian housewife who talks to the wall whilst preparing her husband’s egg and chips. She’s in a rut. What has happened to her life? When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation for two to Greece she packs her bags, heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself rather differently…

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