Willy Russell's Educating Rita

Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson 18 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
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When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who's less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London's West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita.

Willy Russell has adapted his wonderful play especially for the Minack Theatre. Educating Rita will be performed outside, with no interval and observing social distancing.

THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION

For your comfort and safety

All performances will run without an interval. 

All our performances will be relaxed, so you are free to leave your seat at any time during the show to visit the toilets or purchase refreshments. If you do leave your seat during the performance, we ask you to cover your face as you may briefly pass near to other audience members.

Minack padded seats will not be available to hire for performances, but you are welcome to bring your own cushion.