Lismore Theatre Company is staging Willy Russell's iconic comedy, Educating Rita to kick of the 2020 season.
Susan is a hairdresser who feels that there must be more to life than having children, so she renames herself 'Rita' after her favourite fictional character and applies for an Open University course in English Literature. Set entirely in the scholarly clutter of Dr Frank Bryant’s office, the play follows Rita’s efforts to escape her old life, and her blossoming into a literary connoisseur under Frank’s sporadic direction. Terribly funny and terribly sad, the play is both a comic masterwork and a poignant examination of education, class and disillusionment.
Educating Rita will be onstage at the Rochdale Theatre from 20th March to 4th April 2020.
The perfect night out in our comfy, air-conditioned community theatre!