Frank is a cynical, burnt-out English professor, who drinks far too much whiskey.
Rita is a hairdresser and a bit naive. With her wonderful and desperate thirst for knowledge, she chooses Frank to introduce her to culture.
Frank soon discovers that Rita has a lot more common sense than the so-called 'educated class' in which he moves.
He begins to fall in love with Rita for her zest for life, and her simple, natural intelligence.
But Rita’s life soon changes in this new environment, and two very different worlds then collide, merging to produce a charming human comedy and a wonderfully entertaining modern day Pygmalion.
Educating Rita was written by Willy Russell (the playwright of the ever-popular Shirley Valentine), and premiered in 1980. The stage play and popular film version have gone on to entertain audiences around the world, becoming a comedy classic.
Having successfully produced the play in 2007, HIT Productions are delighted to be producing this brand new production, directed by AFI Award-winning director Denny Lawrence.
Photograph: Fiona Cullen
Friday 17 June 2016, 8pm
- Saturday 18 June 2016, 2pm