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Educating Rita by Willy Russell

The award-winning and original play that became an equally successful film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine. Married hairdresser Rita, enrols onto an Open University course to expand her horizons and bursts into the life of her unsuspecting tutor.

  • 6th June 2023 - 10th June 2023
  • 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Frank is a frustrated poet and brilliant academic whose disillusioned

outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books.

Enter Rita who is eager to learn and slowly wins over the hesitant Frank

with her innate insight and refusal to take ‘no’ for an answer.

Their relationship as a tutor and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank

a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Full of humour and poignancy, this beautifully written  play is as relevant and

unmissable today as it was in 1980, when it  first hit the stage.


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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Induction loops
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

One of the oldest surviving buildings in Cambridge is the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road. Also known as the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, it dates back to the 12th century and was originally used as a place to isolate victims of leprosy.