Our autumn 2024 production will be Educating Rita by Willy Russell, and open auditions are taking place soon!

There will be an audition at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2024 at St Mary Le Wigford church hall, next to Lincoln railway station.  Everyone is welcome to attend and you don’t need to prepare anything in advance.  Rehearsals will start as soon as possible, in central Lincoln.

There are only two characters, and acting ages are approximately as shown:

Frank is a tutor of English in his 50s whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to seek refuge in bottles of whisky he hides on his bookshelves. 

Rita is a forthright 26-year old hairdresser who is hungry to ‘know everything’. With Frank as her tutor, Rita embarks on an Open University course and her education process begins.  The effects are both amusing and serious as her fresh, intuitive approach becomes clouded and stifled as she grapples with the problem of a formal education geared to the passing of exams.

The play was turned into a film in 1983 starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.

Educating Rita will be directed by Su Toogood and will be staged from 19th to 21st September 2024 at the Broadbent Theatre in Wickenby.

For further information, or if you are unable to make that date but interested in auditioning, please contact Su on stoogood1946@gmail.com.