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Christine Harris and HIT Productions present Educating Rita, a comedy by Willy Russell.

Frank is a cynical, burnt-out English Professor, who drinks far too much whiskey. Rita is a hairdresser and a bit naive. She has however, a wonderful and indeed desperate thirst for knowledge and she chooses Frank of all people to introduce her to culture.

Frank soon discovers that Rita has a lot more common sense than the so-called educated class within which he moves. He begins to fall in love with Rita for her zest for life, her almost childlike qualities and her simple, natural intelligence. But Rita’s life soon changes in this new environment. Two very different worlds then collide, merging to produce a charming human comedy and a wonderfully entertaining modern day Pygmalion.

Educating Rita was written by Willy Russell and premiered in 1980. The stage play and popular film version have gone to entertain audiences around the world becoming a comedy classic. Having successfully produced the play in 2007, HIT Productions are delighted to be producing this brand new production directed Denny Lawrence and featuring Francesca Bianchi as Rita and Colin Moody as Frank.

Contains some course language, recommended 15 years and over.

Content: Wangaratta Rural City Council

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