By Willy Russell
Directed by Emma Lucia
That's why they come to the hairdressers - because they want to be changed. But if you wanna change y' have to do it from the inside, don't y?
Rita is unhappy with her job and the low expectations of those around her. She wants to know 'everything', and so embarks on an Open University course in English literature. Her life is about to change forever.
Frank, her tutor, is a failed poet whose cynicism has led him to take solace in the bottle. Meeting Rita, his life too is about to change forever.
Thought provoking, funny and moving, Educating Rita is a comic masterpiece and a modern stage classic.
Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespare Company in 1980, Educating Rita won a Comedy of the Year award in the West End where it ran for over two years. It subsequently became a BAFTA award winning film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.
Liverpudlian Willy Russell is one of our most successful dramatists. His plays include Stags and Hens, Shirley Valentine and the hit musical Blood Brothers.
“A marvellous play, painfully funny, it sent me out moved, excited and exhilarated” The Sunday Times
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