THE GREAT BRITISH COMEDY

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.

THE GREAT BRITISH COMEDY

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 borderline alcoholic, 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

TOUR DATES

18 – 27 April Theatre by the Lake
29 April – 4 May Salford Lowry Theatre
6 – 11 May Bradford Alhambra Theatre
13 – 18 May Nottingham Theatre Royal
20 May – 1 June Theatre Clwyd
3 – 8 June Bath Theatre Royal
10 – 15 June Norwich Theatre Royal
17 – 22 June Salisbury Playhouse
24 – 29 June Exeter Northcott Theatre
2 – 6 July Inverness Eden Court
8 – 13 July Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
15 – 20 July Wakefield Theatre Royal
22 – 27 July Sheffield Lyceum
29 July – 3 August Cambridge Arts
5 – 10 August Malvern Festival Theatre
12 – 17 August Darlington Hippodrome
19 – 24 August Southend Palace
26 – 31 August Buxton Opera House
2 – 14 September Northern Stage
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