It’s an education at Derby Theatre with Russell’s classic play

Educating Rita Production Photos
Photo Credit: Richard Davenport for The Other Richard
Educating Rita Production Photos Photo Credit: Richard Davenport for The Other Richard

The Derby Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton production of Educating Rita continues at Derby Theatre until March 11.

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.

She is 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.

More information is available at https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/educating-rita

You can ring the box office for tickets on 01332 593939.

Photo by Richard Davenport: The Other Richard