stephen tompkinson and jessica johnson in

Educating Rita

by Willy Russell

Showing Thu 18 – Sat 27 April

Educating Rita

This production ended on 27/04/2019


When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita.

A Theatre by the Lake and David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers co-production.

Running time 2 hrs 25 mins including a 20 minute interval.

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Meet the Cast

  • Rita
    Jessica Johnson
    Jessica Johnson
  • Frank
    Stephen Tompkinson
    Stephen Tompkinson

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