Thurs 8th - Sat 10th Mar, 8pm
Highly regarded local theatre group Carlow Little Theatre Society return to the Visual, Carlow in March 2018 with Willy Russel's painfully funny and passionately serious play 'Educating Rita'.
Educating Rita is a witty, yet poignant look at a working class woman’s attempts to change her social circumstances through pursuit of an Open University qualification.
The play centres on Frank who is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright twenty-something hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters in 1983.
Produced and Directed by Marc Grogan
With lighting by Ann Nolan