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Educating Rita – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Willy Russell   Director: Tamara Harvey   Reviewer: Steve Turner   [rating: 3.5]   Willy Russell’s play, here revived by the Menier Chocolate Factory, explores the relationship that develops between Rita, a hairdresser full of dreams and desires, and Frank, a drunken professor full of a desire for a dram. While there is a level of sadness inherent in ...

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Educating Rita – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Jack Trott [rating:3.5] This is a new production of Willy Russell’s classic play of 1980 that spawned the film of the same name and produced in partnership between Chocolate Factory Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Like other Russell plays having been adapted into other forms, most notably Blood Brothers the musical, this ...

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Educating Rita – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:5] Educating Rita, produced by the Chocolate Factory and Theatre Royal Bath, is a delightful re-working of Willy Russell’s clever study of character and emotion, liberally sprinkled with humour and delicious irony. Claire Sweeney plays the title rôle of the married hairdresser who at 31 and already familiar with the poetry ...

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