Eastbourne Theatres is co-producing, with acclaimed Brighton-based theatre company Talking Scarlet, a brand new production of Educating Rita at the Devonshire Park Theatre from August29-September 7, starring Brian Capron (pictured) and Jennifer Daley.
Brash, straight-talking hairdresser Rita is unhappy with her job and the low expectations of those around her. She wants to know ‘everything’, and decides to pursue her recently acquired passion for learning by taking an Open University course in English literature. Frank, a failed poet whose cynicism has led him to take solace in the bottle, agrees to tutor her. It’s a relationship that will change both their lives forever.
Willy Russell was inspired by his own experiences at evening classes to write this intimate comedy. Thought-provoking, funny and moving, Educating Rita is a comic masterpiece and a modern stage classic.
Call 412000 for tickets.