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is the unforgettable story of the relationship between a feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser and a jaded university professor. Rita has a passion for literature and is intent upon self-improvement. Frank's disillusionment with live has driven him to the bottle. As Rita grapples with the trials of education, Frank learns to believe in himself again. Originally commissioned by the RSC, the show won the 1980 Society of West End Theatres award for Best Comedy and Best Play. Since this time, Educating Rita
has never been out of production somewhere in the world. The film version which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine was Oscar-nominated and won three BAFTA awards.Performers Tim Pigott-Smith, Laura Dos Santos.
Author Willy Russell. Producer David Babani (for The Menier Chocolate Factory Productions). Producer Sonia Friedman Productions. Producer Tanya Link. Producer Bob Bartner. Producer Bob Boyett. Director Jeremy Sams. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Paul Anderson. Sound David Ogilvy.
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