The story of Frank, a frustrated academic and dedicated drinker, and Rita, a hairdresser on a quest for self-betterment, comes to the Arts Theatre for a six-day run at the end of the month.
Written by Willy Russell, the Educating Rita play premiered at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 1980, before famously being made into a film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine three years later.
A story of class, education and friendship played out between two characters who have much to learn from one another, the play was inspired by Russell’s own experiences of night classes.
The production coming our way on 29 July stars Stephen Tompkinson (Drop the Dead Donkey, Ballykissangel) in the role of Frank, and Jessica Johnson as Rita.
Tickets are available from £20.