Educating Rita is about a working class girl’s hunger for education. She enrols on an Open University course and in doing so meets Frank, her tutor, an alcoholic ex-poet. The play in a nutshell is about Rita’s metamorphosis. She evolves from a life as an unhappily married hairdresser into a confident, education young woman on the cusp. The narrative unfolds within the context of her tutorials in whcih a mento/muse relationship springs up between the two characters. A comedy to all intents and purposes, Educating Rita remains a modern day Pygmalion with a bitter-sweet edge.
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