Educating Rita
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Educating Rita

at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
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The 40th Anniversary Production starring Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson

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.

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Educating Rita

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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.

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Stephen Tompkinson

Since landing the role as unscrupulous reporter, Damien Day, in the satirical news show, Drop the Dead Donkey, he has been an ever-present star of stage, TV and silver screen. His major TV roles include Ballykissangel, In Deep, and In Denial Of Murder, and his best known film is the mining drama/comedy, Brassed Off.

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Also Appearing

Jessica Johnson

Mayflower Theatre

  • Commercial Road
  • Southampton
  • SO15 1GE

Website:
mayflower.org.uk
Booking:
02380 711 811
Disabled Booking:
02380 711 811