Educating Rita 40 years on – few plays have enjoyed such a rich afterlife

Educating Rita is on tour throughout the UK

BY Alexander Larman   /  8 February 2020

Educating Rita, Willy Russell’s great, wise play about the value of education and class, is now 40 years old. Somehow, this anniversary seems momentous, in that few works on the same subject have ever worked quite so well, or enjoyed such a rich afterlife.


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