Educating Rita
by Willy Russell
October 1984
~ Directed by Lelia Kershaw ~

University lecturer Frank needs to earn some extra money, so he agrees to tutor an Open University student. His student Rita is a brash, earthy hairdresser with a recently discovered passion for higher education, much to the dismay of her husband Denny. In her attempts to appreciate literature, Rita challenges the attitudes of a traditional university, teaching Frank to question his own understanding of his work and himself. The play explores the relationship between student and tutor.

Barry LeeFrank
Lucy CheethamRita



Performer history:
Barry Lee Lucy Cheetham