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