Shirley Valentine

Now "Shirley Valentine", in Maria Lundqvist's ingenious design, returns, in 14 exclusive performances. Over 100,000 have already enjoyed Shirley's longing, now more people get the opportunity to love her journey!

When I was asked to play Shirley again, I was overjoyed and my whole body began to tingle. There are few roles I have done over the years that have taken hold of me as Shirley has done. She has knocked me out in both laughter and crying, but above all she has made me dare to see my own life as something that feels good from change. I love Shirley's longing and her tragicomic attempt to dare to be a lover in life. For me, "Shirley Valentine" is a journey in inexhaustible acting challenge together with incomparable pleasure, says Maria Lundqvist.

Shirley Valentine is a heartbreaking comedy about daring to challenge your fears and throw yourself into life again. When we meet her, her children have moved away from home, she lives in a loveless relationship and as usual she stands alone in her kitchen, cooking, while she talks to the wall. Life did not turn out quite as she had hoped.

Suddenly, her friend Jane invites her on a holiday trip to a Greek paradise island. Should she dare to pack her bag? Should she dare to defy her fears and for the first time see the world, and herself, in a whole new light?

The autumn of 2022 is the revival of one of the most peppery and wonderful feelgood performances of all time. Bring your friends and family to "Shirley Valentine", a gripping and wonderfully funny play, written by Willy Russel.

The award-winning actress Maria Lundqvist takes you carefully and boldly through this performance in the role of Shirley Valentine, in a well-composed and stylish direction by Edward Af Sillén.


Maria Lundqvist glows in Shirley Valentine!

From the first moment, Maria Lundqvist has full audience contact and brings home applause cascades.
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The spectator just needs to sit back and enjoy.

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Good to know before your visit:

Age limit: None.
Cloakroom: located adjacent to the stage for the event. The fee is included in your ticket.
Admission: about 30 minutes before the event starts.
Food and drink: is not allowed to bring to our stages.
Hearing aids: available in all our stages, read more here.

Book online
10Nov 19:00 - 21:45 Stage 1, Sara kulturhus

Contact information

Kanalgatan 43B

Organizer: Audere Vivere AB

E-mail: biljettinformation@sarakult...

Price information

Tickets are sold at Skellefteå Tourist Center and on the organizer's official booking page.

For more info about tickets tel. + 46 (0)910-452510 or

NOTE! There is no reservation of tickets, only direct purchases.


Duration: 2 h 45 min, including a 20-minute break.


The performance is produced by Audere Vivere AB with the support of the Swedish Arts Council.

Screenplay: Willy Russell

Directed & Swedish translation: Edward Af Sillén

Set designer: Lars Östbergh

Lighting design: Mikael Kratt / Dosse Pons

Producer: Maria Lundqvist

Project leader: Kristoffer Hellström

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