Educating Rita

Willy Russell

Originally commissioned by the RSC, this classic comedy was inspired by Willy Russell’s own experiences and George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion


Tired of her work and social life, hairdresser Susan signs up to an Open University course in English Literature where she meets her tutor Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer and borderline alcoholic. Following their relationship over the course of the year, the play delves into issues surrounding social class and cultural differences.

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