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Sheridan Smith shares a giggle with Vicky McClure after her performance in Shirley Valentine

Sheridan Smith shares a giggle with her friend Vicky McClure backstage after her performance in Shirley Valentine

Sheridan Smith shared a laugh with her friend Vicky McClure backstage after her play on Friday night.

The 41-year-old actress, who is currently starring in the one-man production at Duke Of York’s Theater in London’s West End, was supported by Vicky, 39.

The friends beamed for a few backstage photos before bursting out laughing.

Sheridan wore a cropped graphic hoodie with a pair of blue skinny jeans and chunky leather boots.

She pulled her blonde hair up into a messy bun and added a layer of cherry red lipstick to complete her laid-back look.

Sheridan Smith, 41, shared a laugh with her friend Vicky McClure, 39, backstage after their theater show on Friday night.

Giggles: The actress, who is currently starring in the one-man production at Duke Of York's Theater in London's West End, was supported by Vicky

Giggles: The actress, who is currently starring in the one-man production at Duke Of York’s Theater in London’s West End, was supported by Vicky

Vicky looked as chic as ever in a cream turtleneck with black wide-leg pants and a long wool coat.

She accessorized with a gold chain necklace and styled her brown hair in a casual updo.

Sheridan recently made history by breaking a box office opening record. with £4 million in ticket sales for the show.

Stepping into the 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 portrayal as the middle-aged lonely heart.

Her press night performance was met with an enthusiastic reception, with an emotional Smith evidently surprised by the response as she closed the performance by welcoming her 22-month-old son Billy to the stage.

said a source 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 1980s would break box office records, but theater bosses are delighted.

‘Sheridan has never been happier. She is adored on stage and has her son by her side. It’s like she’s having her own Shirley Valentine awakening.’

Goodnight: Sheridan wore a cropped graphic hoodie with a pair of blue skinny jeans and chunky leather boots

Goodnight: Sheridan wore a cropped graphic hoodie with a pair of blue skinny jeans and chunky leather boots

Success: The star greeted the crowd of fans outside the venue.

Success: The star greeted the crowd of fans outside the venue.

Staying warm: Later, he donned a cap and protected himself from the cold in a khaki parka.

Staying warm: Later, he donned a cap and protected himself from the cold in a khaki parka.

Unbelievable: Sheridan recently made history by breaking a box office opening record with £4 million in ticket sales for the show.

Unbelievable: Sheridan recently made history by breaking a box office opening record with £4 million in ticket sales for the show.

Success: The role of Shirley Valentine became famous thanks to the actress Pauline Collins, 82, when it was made into a film in 1989.

Success: The role of Shirley Valentine became famous thanks to the actress Pauline Collins, 82, when it was made into a film in 1989.

Running through June, the play is the joyous and life-affirming story of the woman who lost herself in marriage and motherhood, the woman who ended up talking to the kitchen wall while cooking the hashbrowns and egg. of her husband.

A description adds: “But Shirley still has a secret dream. And in her bag, a plane ticket. It is possible that one day she will leave a note that says: “she Gone! She 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 produced by David Pugh.

Speaking earlier about taking on the role, Sheridan explained: “As a mother, now myself, I am delighted to play the most beloved mother in the theater and I am honored to be tasked by Willy Russell to bring his Shirley to life once again in West”. The end. Now, to practice cooking fries and egg.’