EDUCATING RITA

Synopsis:

 

Rita a twenty six-year-old hairdresser, signs up for an Open University course because she is eager to learn and discover what the educated life style has to offer. Dr Frank Bryant is an unsuccessful middle-aged academic with a drinking problem who has no experience in teaching working-class students, but who takes on the role as her tutor to pay for his drink. Eventually, Rita's desire to become educated leads to her being shunned by the working class and eventually she becomes accepted by the erudite classes, but as her personality changes, she is certainly no longer the humble woman that originally walked into Franks office and he starts to resent her pompous and arrogant attitude, leading to a breakdown in their relationship. 

 


The annual Mid Sussex Newspaper Awards

Winners:  

Pippa Jones for Best Actress 

Geoff Twyman for Set Design

See the Press Cuttings below.

EDUCATING RITA

Playwright:  Willy Russell

Genre:  comedy Drama

Staged:  The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill

Directed by: Kenneth Guest & Jo White

Production Date:  April 2000

Group:  BHTC

BHTC Production Number: 211

Cast 

Programme, Press Cuttings & Press Award

Derek McLean

John Ewens

Bob Awcock, Keith Griffiths, Derek McLean, Andy Hall, John Uwins, Steve Pavey & Geoff Twyman

Steve Pavey & Tim Kendell

Pat Griffiths

Laurie Moody

Pauline Childs

Pamella Skilton

Morag Mitchell

Jim Wilson, Bob Greenyer &

Brian Grindley

Rosalind Wood

Crew 

Peter Forester

Pippa Jones

Frank Bryant

Rita

Stage Manager

Crew

Set Design

Set Construction Team 

 

Lighting & Technical

Costumes

Props

Make-Up

Hair

Prompt

Publicity & Programme

 

Box Office & Front of House

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