Educating Rita

Higher English in the pink at the Citizens' Theatre

Higher English in the pink at the Citizens' Theatre

Report by Emma Crielly

As part of our Higher English course, the play that was chosen for us to read was Educating Rita a funny and believable piece of work by Willy Russell. Educating Rita is set in Liverpool. Rita is a cheeky 27 year old Scouser who decides she wants to be an ‘educated woman’. She is given a tutor, Frank, a worn out creative hippie who would prefer to be in the pub instead of teaching. A way to help us understand the play more was to go and see a live performance in Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre.

Other than the cold, I really enjoyed the play, which had only two actors, Charlie Lawson and Emma Cunniffe. They put on a really good performance and kept the audience’s attention right until the end. I would recommend the play to anyone who likes a laugh.

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