Educating Rita

Presented by The Dukes and New Vic Theatre

By Willy Russell | Directed by Sarah Punshon

Hairdresser Rita has a thirst for knowledge her husband can’t understand. Eager to escape the trivial conversations at work, she enrols on an Open University course. And that’s when she meets Frank.

Frustrated poet, tutor and borderline alcoholic Frank has never met anyone like brash Liverpudlian Rita. Taking her under his wing, he attempts to guide her on a journey of self-discovery and learning. Driven to succeed, witty Rita challenges the stereotypes of the class and education system, confounding everyone’s expectations – including her own.

This classic comedy is funny, feisty and ultimately moving.

What does it take to change your life – and what might be the cost?

“Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious.” The Sunday Times

Age guidance: 12+



Date Matinee Evening
Thursday 5 April 7.30pm
Friday 6 April 7.30pm
Saturday 7 April 2pm 7.30pm
Tuesday 10 April 11am 7.30pm (AD)
Wednesday 11 April 2pm 7.30pm (BSL)
Thursday 12 April 7.30pm
Friday 13 April 7.30pm
Saturday 14 April 2pm 7.30pm

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