Meera Syal more than filled the role of Russell's comic heroine, who combines the laugh-out-loud funny with the achingly poignant. The show sees the Liverpudlian Shirley move from being a couped up chip-cooking housewife to a cocktail waitress in a beach-side Greek taverna, her journey from one to the other peppered with humorous anecdotes. Syal's comic timing was always spot on - especially so when she encountered unexpected prop hiccups!
Theatregoers were also treated to a post-show question and answer session with Syal and Glen Walford, the show's director. The discussion included topics such as the techniques Syal used to learn the incredible two hour one-woman show, the playing of multiple characters and the relevance of Shirley's story for a modern audience.
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- Helena Rampley