Educating Rita opens in Twickenham this September
By kingstonpeople | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 21:27
Twickenham's Richmond Shakespeare Society brings Willy Russell's much loved comedy, Educating Rita, to a new generation of theatregoers this September.
The play centres on Rita, a forthright and frustrated hairdresser, hungry to know "everything", and Frank, the disillusioned Open University tutor who is assigned to teach her. Its modern retelling of Pygmalion maps their unlikely relationship from culture clash to mutual empathy and respect.
During the course of her tutorials, Rita learns to differentiate between Yeats the poet and Yates the wine lodge, while Frank, thanks to her raw outlook, starts to question whether there is more to life than the whisky bottles he secretes around his bookshelves.
Funny, moving and thought-provoking Educating Rita is sure to entertain, move and, possibly, even educate you.
Tickets are booking now at the Mary Wallace Theatre on Twickenham Embankment. If you haven't managed to see a play there yet, it's well worth a visit.
Book your tickets here.