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Studio Theatre, Perth is proud to present Educating Rita by Willy Russell

This modern Pygmalion comedy follows Rita, a married hairstylist in her 30s, who decides to go back to school to broaden her horizons.  She enrolls in an open university and finds herself assigned to Frank, a jaded older professor courting alcohol to navigate life and divorce.  Directed by Jane Stott, this warm, funny, intelligent play about relationships, connections, and freedom is a thought provoking antidote to the year that’s been.

Performances are November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting Monday, Oct 18 and can be purchased through Tickets are $24

All audience members must show proof of vaccine as they enter the theatre.

How it’s Going

Rehearsal Photos courtesy of Terry Boyd
Rita is played by Kiara Cote
Frank is played by Patrick Rugby

Educating Rita Rehearsal Photos
(Left) FRANK I’ve told you, I don’t want to teach you. Why come to me? (Right) RITA Why don’t you stop pouring that junk down your throat in the hope it’ll make you feel like a poet.
Educating Rita Rehearsal Photos
FRANK I want an essay by next week. No sentimentality, no subjectivity.
Educating Rita Rehearsal Photos
RITA But I don’t want to criticise Ruby Fruit Jungle! Because I think it’s brilliant.
Educating Rita Rehearsal Photos
(Left) RITA See, I don’t want a baby yet. I wanna find myself first, discover myself. (Right) FRANK I’m afraid, Rita, that eventually you’ll find there is less to me than meets the eye.