Educational journey modern stage classic

Rehearsal time for Educatoing Rita which starts at the Devonshire Park Thaetre on Thursday, August 29. Brian Capron, as Frank,'Jennifer Daley, as Rita, go through their paces on stage.
Rehearsal time for Educatoing Rita which starts at the Devonshire Park Thaetre on Thursday, August 29. Brian Capron, as Frank,'Jennifer Daley, as Rita, go through their paces on stage.

Brash, straight-talking hairdresser Rita is unhappy with her job and the low expectations of those around her.

In Educating Rita 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.

Brian Capron stars as Frank and Jennifer Daley as Rita in this Willy Russell classic which is directed by Philip Stewart.

Russell, author of Blood Brothers and Shirley Valentine, 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 modern stage classic.

Educating Rita runs at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne from Thursday, August 29 to Saturday, September 7.

Pictured above: Brian Capron and Jennifer Daley pictured during rehearsals.