Educating Rita by Willy Russell The Chamber Theater
“Gemma Whelan directed with a fine touch of pathos that never went over the line, plumbing the comedy and unearthing the sad undertones.” Frank E. Reilly, Co-founder and Artistic Director, The Chamber Theater
Explores the relationship between a university lecturer and the brash, earthy hairdresser he tutors in Open University.
“I wanted to make a play which engaged and was relevant to those who considered themselves uneducated, those whose daily language is not the language of the university or the theatre. I wanted to write a play which would attract, and be as valid for, the Ritas in the audience as the Franks.” –Willy Russell, playwright.