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Poster for Educating Rita showing a miniature woman climbing a ladder to a bookcase which is inside Stephen Tompkinson's head.

Educating Rita

Presented by David Pugh
£36.50 - £22
Leeds Grand Theatre

Following the amazing success at the Minack Open Air Theatre, Cornwall, in August, which was widely reported worldwide, Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh is delighted to be bringing Willy Russell’s critically acclaimed comedy to Leeds Grand Theatre

When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi-award winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

This 40th anniversary production stars one of our best-loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introduces Jessica Johnson as Rita.

Event information

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Please note, seating for this performance will be socially distanced in a chequerboard style.

Running Time: TBC

Age Guidance: TBC

Group bookings and concessions available. Please contact Box Office for full details.

Named performer info: Leeds Heritage Theatres cannot guarantee the appearance of any named artist and refunds will not be given on this basis.

*Prices include a £3 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.

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