Educating Rita
by Willy Russell. Directed by Louise Drage

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 29 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Please note this production contains adult language and themes.

Tue 15- Sat 19 November - Playhouse Theatre, Northampton

Read director Louise Drage's preview

Cast & Creatives

Rita - Olivia Hulley

Frank - Fraser Haines

Director - Louise Drage

Rehearsal Photography - Martin Borley-Cox