Image from Educating Rita

In Educating Rita, Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit, is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrolls at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down in this award-winning comedy.

Please note: Herbal cigarettes will be smoked during this production.

Approximate Running Time: Act 1 — 1 hour 5 minutes, and Act 2 — 40 minutes, with a 10-minute intermission.

“A truly great play! Willy Russell is a writer of genuine nobility of spirit, with a rare gift for empathy, observation, and sheer humanity.” — London Telegraph

“Re-discovering Educating Rita was a delight. I found the play as intelligent, surprising, and funny as ever — its warmth and sense of self-discovery radiates. In a city celebrated for its centers of learning, I expect the play to pop with particular meaning.” — Peter DuBois

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