Shirley Valentine with Natasha Sutherland

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Free State
Etienne Rousseau Theatre, Sasolburg
Free State
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - Sun, 28 Feb 2021
R180 - R180

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YOU CAN'T GO TO GREECE... BUT WE CAN BRING GREECE TO YOU! Some of you will 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. 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. ''We believe that what Shirley has to say is important. And it is more relevant than ever in a post-COVID-19 landscape,'' says Jaco van Rensburg from VR Theatrical. ''My business partner grew up knowing the movie and it was his idea to option it. When I watched it- and later read it - I knew he was spot on! It is relatable, oh so funny and even more relevant today!'' The play will be directed by Gina Shmukler - a true lady of the theatre who has worked extensively in New York City and all over the world, but returned to SA stages a couple of years ago, juggling numerous other creative projects. And who do you cast in such an iconic role? Someone who has done it all- been on Egoli and Scandal, knows and loves the theatre, has won awards, written books and lived life a little. Enter stage, Natasha Sutherland, who is ''over the moon playing Shirley!''


  • ETIENNE ROUSSOUW PROTOCOLS The following will apply to audience members, artists, and workers:

  • Advisory: To avoid possible long queues and unnecessarily public appearance, please collect your tickets at any Computicket store or at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home, or at selected OK Furniture and U-save stores before going to the event. The best is to print your tickets at home
  • Hand sanitizing provided before entering No entrance without masks.
  • Masks must be worn as per Guidelines of the Department of Health.
  • Only 50% of seats are available in the auditorium and they are all spaced out and spread out over the whole theatre.
  • Detailed plan available Sanitise/ wash hands after handling cash and encourage contactless payment where possible.
  • Cleaning of premises and equipment Cleaning and disinfect common areas.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including conference venues) including lobbies, door handles, public bathrooms and room keys. Our venues are sanitised before and after each event.
  • We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitisers throughout our properties.

PG 13

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Free State
Etienne Rousseau Theatre, Sasolburg
Free State
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - Sun, 28 Feb 2021
R180 - R180

Venue


YOU CAN'T GO TO GREECE... BUT WE CAN BRING GREECE TO YOU! Some of you will 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. 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. ''We believe that what Shirley has to say is important. And it is more relevant than ever in a post-COVID-19 landscape,'' says Jaco van Rensburg from VR Theatrical. ''My business partner grew up knowing the movie and it was his idea to option it. When I watched it- and later read it - I knew he was spot on! It is relatable, oh so funny and even more relevant today!'' The play will be directed by Gina Shmukler - a true lady of the theatre who has worked extensively in New York City and all over the world, but returned to SA stages a couple of years ago, juggling numerous other creative projects. And who do you cast in such an iconic role? Someone who has done it all- been on Egoli and Scandal, knows and loves the theatre, has won awards, written books and lived life a little. Enter stage, Natasha Sutherland, who is ''over the moon playing Shirley!''


  • ETIENNE ROUSSOUW PROTOCOLS The following will apply to audience members, artists, and workers:

  • Advisory: To avoid possible long queues and unnecessarily public appearance, please collect your tickets at any Computicket store or at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home, or at selected OK Furniture and U-save stores before going to the event. The best is to print your tickets at home
  • Hand sanitizing provided before entering No entrance without masks.
  • Masks must be worn as per Guidelines of the Department of Health.
  • Only 50% of seats are available in the auditorium and they are all spaced out and spread out over the whole theatre.
  • Detailed plan available Sanitise/ wash hands after handling cash and encourage contactless payment where possible.
  • Cleaning of premises and equipment Cleaning and disinfect common areas.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including conference venues) including lobbies, door handles, public bathrooms and room keys. Our venues are sanitised before and after each event.
  • We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitisers throughout our properties.

PG 13

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