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Educating Rita
Willy Russell

On-stage at the Duchess Theatre, West Gate, Long Eaton
Thursday 26th June - Saturday 28th June 2003


Rita is a young wife working as a hairdresser in the early 1980’s, who is determined to escape her working class bad education. She enrols in the Open University, and is assigned to Frank, an ex-poet with a penchant for drink and hiding his true emotions. Rita’s burning ambitions and desire to ‘know everything’ contrast sharply with Frank’s disillusionment with the English course he teaches, but under her dynamic, sometimes even zealous influence he finds himself recapturing some of his former enthusiasm for English and life. Together they embark on a highly enjoyable voyage of discovery that seems to promise friendship at least: a voyage which, nevertheless, threatens to change both their lives irrevocably. 

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Liz O'Hara Rita
Liz O'Hara
Martin Holtom Frank
Martin Holtom
Paul Norris Director
Paul Norris

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