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Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney star in Willy Russell's play about a young girl's introduction to literature.
Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney star in Willy Russell's classic comedy. Rita, a brash, unschooled hairdresser, enrols with the Open University. Her fresh reaction to the classics challenges the attitudes of her lecturer Frank who begins to question his own understanding of his work and himself. Matthew's theatre credits include his Olivier award-winning role in Of Mice and Men. Television credits include Benidorm, Bleak House and Cold Blood. Claire is known for roles in Brookside, Clocking Off and Merseybeat. West End roles: Roxie in Chicago and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. 'A truly great play' (Telegraph). www.menierchocolatefactory.com. All ages.
Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney.
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Reviews & features
Educating Rita13 Aug 2012
Polished but too safe version of the popular classic
You've probably read Educating Rita at school. If not, you've almost certainly seen the classic film, starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Willy Russell's play is still a key component in British popular culture. A new version, then, needs to be…
Claire Sweeney takes lead role in Educating Rita revival15 May 2012
The actress discusses Willy Russell's much-loved script
Whether on stage or screen, few can forget Willy Russell’s young, earnest heroine, in Educating Rita, a working class girl hungry for education who finds herself under the tutelage of a lost, boozed up lecturer, searching for life beyond academia. For…
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