Educating Rita

Educating RitaEducating Rita


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. This production directed by Max Roberts of Live Theatre has garnered rave reviews.

This is a Theatre by The Lake production, produced by David Pugh

Education Rita

UK TOUR 2021

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 July
Southampton MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar St, Southampton

02380 711833

Monday 26 – Saturday 31 July
Northampton Royal & Derngate

Guildhall Road, Northampton

01604 624811

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 August
Rose Theatre Kingston

High Street, Kingston upon Thames

020 8174 0090

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 August
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Regent Street, Cheltenham

01242 572573

Wednesday 01 September – Saturday 4 September
York Theatre Royal

Saint Leonard’s Place, York

01904 623568

Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 September
The Capitol Horsham

North Street, Horsham

01403 750220

Monday 13 – Saturday 18 September
Newcastle Theatre Royal

Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

0844 811 2121*

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