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 26 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.

Sat 15 October - Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave
Sun 16 October - The Player's Theatre, Thame
Fri 21-Sat 22 October - The Mission Theatre, Bath
Sat 29 October - Hoby Village Hall, nr Melton Mowbray
Sat 5 November - The Grove Theatre, Eastbourne
Sat 12 November - Broseley, Shropshire
Tue 16-Fri 18 November - Playhouse Theatre, Northampton
Sat 19 November - Little Theatre, Chester

Cast & Creatives

Rita - Olivia Hulley

Frank - Fraser Haines

Director - Louise Drage