Following its record-breaking run at the Lyric Theatre Belfast in 2016, this reimagined production of Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy, Educating Rita embarks on a tour of Ireland in 2017 with its original cast of Michael James Ford and Kerri Quinn, from the 21st - 25th March 2017 in the Gaiety Theater.
Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell. The plays follows the relationship between a 26-year- old working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer. Rita a no-nonsense hairdresser from the working-class streets of Belfast is tired of her job, her prospects, her husband, her life. She wants to be the sort of woman who knows the difference between Shaw’s Bridge and George Bernard Shaw, and so enrolls in an Open Learning course in English
Literature where she meets her tutor Frank - a lecturer from North Down who teaches at Queen’s - and begins her journey of self-discovery.
The play deals with the concept of freedom, change, England's class system, the shortcomings of institutional education, and the nature of self-development and of personal relationships.
The Gaiety Theatre
South King Street
(Off the top of Grafton Street)
The walk should take about half an hour or less and it will take you up O' Connell Street across the bridge and up Grafton Street.
9,16,122 outside Garden of Remembrance which is about 2 minutes from the hotel towards college green and walk up Grafton street.
Estimated time: Approximately 10 min+