Educating Rita

A Derby Theatre & Octagon Theatre Bolton Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 17 February 2017 - Saturday 11 March 2017

"Yeh. An' it might be worthless in the end. But I had a choice. I chose, me. Because of what you'd given me. I had a choice."

Frank has almost given up. Bored of teaching undergraduate English students, despairing of his ambition to be a poet, he reflects morosely on his life. And then Rita walks in. A 29 year old married hairdresser who has decided to take control of her life and earn herself an education. With Rita's brash honesty and Frank's deep intellect, each inspires the other as they both begin to wake up to life in their own way.

Willy Russell's award-winning and hugely popular play is an uplifting tale of self-discovery, where we witness how the power of choice comes through education. 

Director - Elizabeth Newman