Sheridan Smith shares a giggle with Vicky McClure after her performance in Shirley Valentine
Sheridan Smith shares a giggle with pal Vicky McClure backstage after her performance in Shirley Valentine
Sheridan Smith shared a laugh with her pal Vicky McClure backstage after her theatre show on Friday night.
The actress, 41, who is currently starring in the one-woman production at the Duke Of York’s Theatre in London’s West End, was supported by Vicky, 39.
The friends smiled widely for some photos in the dressing room before breaking out into fits of giggles.
Sheridan wore a cropped graphic hoodie with a pair of blue skinny jeans and chunky leather boots.
She pulled her blonde hair back into a messy bun and added a slick of cherry red lipstick to complete her laid back look.
Sheridan Smith, 41, shared a laugh with her pal Vicky McClure, 39, backstage after her theatre show on Friday night
Giggles: The actress, who is currently starring in the one-woman production at the Duke Of York’s Theatre in London’s West End , was supported by Vicky
Vicky looked as chic as ever in a cream turtleneck jumper with some wide leg black trousers and a long wool coat.
She accessorised with a gold chain necklace and styled her brunette hair into a casual updo.
Sheridan recently made history by breaking a box office opening record with £4million in ticket sales for the show.
Stepping into shoes first worn by Pauline Collins in a 1989 film of the same name, the actress has been a hit with critics for her one-woman performance as the middle-aged lonely-heart.
Her press night performance was given a rapturous reception, with an emotional Smith evidently taken aback by the response as she closed the performance by welcoming her 22-month old son Billy onto the stage.
A source told The Sun: ‘Shirley Valentine was already a natural treasure but Sheridan has made the nation fall in love with her all over again.
‘No one could have imagined that a one-woman play from the Eighties would break box-office records but theatre bosses are thrilled.
‘Sheridan has never been happier. She is adored on stage and has her son by her side. It is as if she is having her very own Shirley Valentine awakening.’
Good night: Sheridan wore a cropped graphic hoodie with a pair of blue skinny jeans and chunky leather boots
Success: The star greeted crowds of adoring fans outside the venue
Keeping warm: She later donned a cap and shielded herself from the cold in a khaki parka
Amazing: Sheridan recently made history by breaking a box office opening record with £4million in ticket sales for the show
Success: The role of Shirley Valentine was made famous by actress Pauline Collins, 82, when it was made into a film in 1989
The play – which runs until June – is the joyous, life-affirming story of the woman who got lost in marriage and motherhood, the woman who wound up talking to the kitchen wall whilst cooking her husband’s chips and egg.
A description adds: ‘But Shirley still has a secret dream. And in her bag, an airline ticket. One day she may just leave a note, saying: “Gone! Gone to Greece”.’
The play was written by Willy Russell, directed by Matthew Dunster, designed by Paul Wills, with lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and is produced by David Pugh.
Previously speaking about taking on the role, Sheridan explained: ‘As a mum now myself I’m delighted to be playing theatre’s best-loved mum and I am honoured to be entrusted by Willy Russell to bring his Shirley to life once again in the West End. Now, to practice cooking chips and egg.’