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Educating Rita


Willy Russell

Directed by: Jean Cox

October 1984?

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.

Frank Norman Whitelam
Rita Sue Mooney
Stage ManagerRon Townley
Set ConstructionMary Bums
Doreen Wilding
Alan Churchhouse
Adam Hare
Cyril Hines
Steven Lever
LightingCathy Williams
SoundSteven Lever
WardrobeDoreen Jones
PropertiesAnne Hines
Barbara Singh
Scenic ArtistMary Burns
ContinuityBarbara Ritchie
Programme CoverDerek Frith
Production AssistantDoreen Jones