Art poster Art poster 2013Educating Rita by Willy Russell. Willy Russell was born in Whiston, near Liverpool, in 1947. He trained as a hairdresser (which probably explains why he chose a similar profession for Rita's character) and returned to full time education at the age of 20. He embarked on a teacher training course and it was during this period that he started writing for the theatre.

Cast:

The 2013 Cast will be: Lucy Ashton playing Rita and David Millard playing Frank

Rita - Lucy J Elliott
Frank - Richard Holliss

Producer and Director - Michael Philips
Technical Director - Dave Mason
Acknowledgements
Christine Holliss, Lansbury Players,
Christine Powell, Ian Halverson
Artwork—Dave Millard
Programme—Terry Perkins

Educating Rita

Thurrock Drama Festival
Thurrock Courts Players Cup

Runners Up 2006
Educating Rita

Joan Chester- Willis Trophy
Adjudicators award

Director
Michael Philips

Best Actress................... Lucy Elliott
Best Actor..................... Richard Holliss