Great fun. The contrast between this site and the fiction is as great as… well, as the contrast between the erudite, irascible Frank and his new, eager mature student, Rita, a hairdresser with no qualifications enthusiastically embarking on an Open University course. Arriving at the Minack theatre, I am more than thrilled to be back at a live performance, but less than sure that this particular play will work here. Douglas Mayo has had a life long love affair with musical theatre. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Create events for free. Educating Rita is set in a northern, redbrick university – specifically, in the stuffy office of an English lecturer-cum-erstwhile minor poet. THE EDITORIAL TEAM | Sun 30 Aug 2020 05.30 EDT. Starring Stephen Tompkinson as Frank, and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita, the play will be directed by Max Roberts. CONTACT | Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson said of playing the Minack Theatre, “On March 16, we thought that was it, that we were never to perform in our favourite play ever again. Performances began on Tuesday 18 August and the season will run until Saturday 29 August. Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson respond deftly to such unpredictabilities, cleverly adapting them to their characterisations. Sundays Ticket sales from 10 August 2020. An unexpected error occurred. Star ratings (out of five)Educating Rita ★★★★The Comedy of Errors ★★★★. Educating Rota tells the story of married hairdresser Rita, who enrols on an Open University course to expand her horizons and her encounters with university tutor Frank. This open-air amphitheatre clings to a Cornish cliffside, a wide, blue horizon stretches beyond its wind-scoured stage. Please try again. Shrewsbury Theatre, Severn The production stars Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and Jessica Johnson as Rita and is directed by Max Roberts. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Minack theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall; Grosvenor Park Open Air theatre, ChesterAn unflappable duo braved the elements in Willy Russell’s comedy drama, while Shakespeare’s crowd-pleaser cheered a lockdown-weary audience. JOIN THE TEAM | Rita has a passion for literature and is intent upon self-improvement. 75 min 20 min 45 min approx. Frantically fluttering papers threaten to fly from his desk; he grabs at glass weights to hold them down. David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Theatre by the Lake are delighted to announce that the major new stage production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita which has just played a successful season at the Minack Theatre will re-commence touring (with social distancing) from 28 October 2020 re-opening even more theatres starting with the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premièred at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston.The play was directed by Mike Ockrent Making no pretence at a fourth wall, the performers share everything directly with the happily involved spectators, only concealing, until the final scene, the secret of the uncanny resemblances between the twin-pair actors. 28 October – 14 November 2020 Our fingers are crossed that the sun shines on us for the remainder of the summer.”. Following the success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre in Cornwall, Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh has announced that the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita is coming back from 28 October 2020.. Stephen Tompkinson stars in the 40th-anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita. Originally commissioned by the RSC, the show won the 1980 Society of West End Theatres award for Best Comedy and Best Play. This will be followed by a week at Shrewsbury Theatre Severn, with many more dates to be announced. A rriving at the Minack theatre, I am more than thrilled to be back at a live performance, but less than sure that this particular play will work here. Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who is less than enthusiastic about teaching Rita. Check out other events in newcastle upon tyne. David Pugh said: “Rita herself is a class act. Isn’t Willy Russell’s 1980 hit comedy better suited to a venue such as Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake, where this production opened last year, under Max Roberts’s direction? The tour will return from Wednesday 28 October. EDUCATING RITA. Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh and Zoe Curnow, Executive Director of the Minack Theatre, were delighted to announce that the acclaimed 40th-anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita would play the Minack Theatre, Cornwall this August. by Willy Russell 7 Sept – 17 Oct 2020 . The Minack was built on the 1930s dream of Rowena Cade. This is, after all, a most appropriate setting. Frank's disillusionment with live has driven him to the bottle. ON SALE SOON. Before us, two people are making choices that limit or expand their horizons. And Clifton’s pared-down production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is shaped for an audience long deprived of conviviality by lockdown, a crowd-pleaser in the best sense of the term (miraculously, rehearsed over just four days). He is in the process of developing a musical based on his original story concept. The idea of playing Educating Rita at the Minack Theatre is not only exciting but also a step towards re-opening all of our theatres. Educating Rita with Stephen Tompkinson plays season at Minack Theatre Douglas Mayo 21st August 2020 21st August 2020 Gallery , Regional Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson are starring in Willy Russell’s Educating Rita at the Open Air Minack Theatre from 18 – 29 August 2020. She has always embraced change and so now, with social distancing – if you’ve got a closed theatre, she’ll reopen it – we are delighted we’re reopening the historic Rose Theatre, Kingston.”. The film version which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine was Oscar-nominated and won three BAFTA awards.
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