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Educating Rita

26 Feb - 14 Mar 2015
  • 2hrs 15 minutes inc. interval
  • £25 - £10 & discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned

“God, what’s it like to be free?”

Certain that she can do more than a shampoo and set, hairdresser Rita sets out in search of adventure and the education she never got at school.

Fizzing with ambition, Rita explodes into the life of middle-of-the-road, middle-aged, middle-class Open University tutor, Frank. Will this “appalling teacher of appalling students” be able to set her on the road to success? What happens next changes Rita’s life forever.

As Frank slides into the warm embrace of his whiskey bottle, it looks like Rita has a few lessons to teach her professor too.

Heart-warming and hilarious, Educating Rita is one of the great comic stories of the past four decades. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show ran in the West End and was followed by a BAFTA award-winning film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

Put down your curling tongs and brace yourself for Hurricane Rita – it’s time for your next tutorial!

Mercury Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO1 1PT

01206 573948

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Cast
Samantha Robinson
Samantha Robinson
Rita
Dougal Lee
Dougal Lee
Frank
Creatives
Willy Russell
Willy Russell
Writer
Patrick Sandford
Patrick Sandford
Director
Juliet Shillingford
Juliet Shillingford
Designer
David W Kidd
David W Kidd
Lighting Designer
Poetical Machines Ltd
Poetical Machines Ltd
Sound Design
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