- Thu 5 April – Sat 14 April
- Please refer to timetable below
- The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
- 01524 598500
Presented by The Dukes and New Vic Theatre
By Willy Russell | Directed by Sarah Punshon
Hairdresser Rita has a thirst for knowledge her husband can’t understand. Eager to escape the trivial conversations at work, she enrols on an Open University course. And that’s when she meets Frank.
Frustrated poet, tutor and borderline alcoholic Frank has never met anyone like brash Liverpudlian Rita. Taking her under his wing, he attempts to guide her on a journey of self-discovery and learning. Driven to succeed, witty Rita challenges the stereotypes of the class and education system, confounding everyone’s expectations – including her own.
This classic comedy is funny, feisty and ultimately moving.
What does it take to change your life – and what might be the cost?
“Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious.” The Sunday Times
Age guidance: 12+
|Thursday 5 April||–||7.30pm|
|Friday 6 April||–||7.30pm|
|Saturday 7 April||2pm||7.30pm|
|Tuesday 10 April||11am||7.30pm (AD)|
|Wednesday 11 April||2pm||7.30pm (BSL)|
|Thursday 12 April||–||7.30pm|
|Friday 13 April||–||7.30pm|
|Saturday 14 April||2pm||7.30pm|
BSL performance: Wednesday 11 April
Audio description: An audio guide is available to accompany this production from Tuesday 10 April
Secrets of the Stage: Go behind the scenes on Tuesday 10 April. Find out more.
|Tickets||Previews||Mon – Thu||Fri/Sat||Balcony Stools||Standing|
Concessions receive £2 off
Friends of The Dukes receive an extra £1 off. See Educating Rita for HALF PRICE on Thursday 5 April.
Schools: £9.50 & one teacher free with every ten pupils
Groups: Buy 10+ tickets and save £1 per ticket.
*Only one special offer may be used on each ticket booked unless otherwise specified. Special offers not available on preview performances.