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Educating Rita

One of the great comic stories of the last four decades, Educating Rita comes to the Mercury Theatre Colchester this February.

This new production, celebrating the 35th anniversary of Willy Russell’s classic play, will be directed by Patrick Sandford and stars Samantha Robinson and Dougal Lee. Opening on Thursday 26th February and running until Saturday 14th March, Educating Rita is the story of a hairdresser in search of adventure and the education she never got at school.

Taking on the role of headstrong Rita is Samantha Robinson. Samantha’s recent credits include the part of Jean in ITV’s Cilla.
Opposite Samantha, in the role of Frank, is Dougal Lee. Dougal has worked extensively in theatre and played George in the original West End cast of Don’t Dress for Dinner at the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue.

• Educating Rita will play at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester from Thursday 26th February until Saturday 14th March. To book tickets visit
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01206 573948.


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