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Educating Rita

A comedy by

Willy Russell

Directed by Sue Mooney

25 September - 3 October 1998

Frank is a teacher of English at a university in the north of England, whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to seek refuge in the bottle of whisky he hides on his bookshelf. Rita is a forthright, twenty-six year old hairdresser who is hungry to find some meaning to life. With Frank as her tutor Rita embarks on an Open University course. The effects are both amusing and serious as she grapples with the problems of a formal education.

Rita Joan McGee
Frank Dave Midgley