Educating Rita

Educating RitaEducating Rita


When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita. This production directed by Max Roberts of Live Theatre has garnered rave reviews.

This is a Theatre by The Lake production, produced by David Pugh

Education Rita

UK TOUR 2020 - 2021

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 February 2021

Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February 2021
Mayflower Theatre Southampton

Commercial Road, Southampton SO14

Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 February 2021
Rose Theatre Kingston

24 – 26 High Street, Kingsont KT1 1HL

Monday 1 - Saturday 6 March
Royal and Derngate

19 - 21 Guildhall, Northampton NN1 1DP

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 March 2021
Everyman Theatre

Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ

Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 March
Grand Theatre and Opera House

46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU