Educating Rita in Lincoln

Gainsborough news
Gainsborough news

THEATRE-GOERS are in for a treat as a performance of classic drama is heading to the county.

Regarded as ‘a gem of British theatre’, Educating Rita is the unforgettable story of the relationship between a brash, feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser and a jaded university professor.

Rita has recently discovered a passion for English and enrols with the Open University.

Her fresh, unschooled reaction the the classics challenges the attitudes of the university and her lecturer whose disillusionment with life has driven him to the bottle.

As Rita grapples with the trials of education Frank begins to question his own understanding of his work and himself.

Educating Rita has never been out of production somewhere in the world since it won the the 1980 Society of West End Theatres award for Best Comedy and Best Play.

The film version which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine was Oscar-nominated and won three BAFTA awards.

Willy Russell was inspired by his own experiences at evening classes to write this touching comedy. One of the UK’s most successful playwrights, his much-loved repertoire includes Blood Brothers and Shirley Valentine.

Produced and directed by Ian Dickens this superb piece of British theatre is entertainment at its very best.

Educating Rita will be The Theatre Royal, Lincoln, from Thursday 28th February until Saturday 9th March. Tickets are £7 - £16.

For tickets and performance times, you can call 01522 519999 or you can also visit