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Educating Rita (2008)

Educating Rita
Written by Willy Russell
Directed by John Hart
10 – 15 March 2008

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. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.


Rita – Polly Owen
Frank – Richard Self


Stage Manager – Frances Swan
Properties – Pat Vale
Lighting Design – Sam Hotchkin
Lighting Operation – Sam Hotchkin, Emma Stewart
Sound Operation – Ken Swan
Set Design – Graham Peters
Set Painting – Graeme Horner, Gemma Wallington, Emma Stewart, Emma Constant, Richard Banks
Set Construction – Trevor Jeffries, Albert Tilbury, Ken Swan, Frances Swan, Richard Banks
Foyer Display – John Hart, Ken Swan, Frances Swan
Continuity – Betty Bailey