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Educating Rita tours the UK with Stephen Tompkinson as Frank, and Jessica Johnson as Rita.
Educating Rita to tour the UK

OUR DAY OUT - Play for Today - now on DVD
OUR DAY OUT - buy it now!

Shirley Valentine: 30th Anniversary Tour of the UK

Hoovering The Moon
Hoovering The Moon

Cultural Exchanges Festival at De Mountford University

WILLY RUSSELL: Behind The Scenes Exhibition 5th October until 23rd January 2016
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A Partie in Greece - Shirley Valentine in Paris 2015

Liverpool Playhouse Rita 2015

Our Day Out: 2014 Oldham

Blood Brothers - Korea - 2014 - Photo Credit: Hansaem Song

POster for BLOOD BROTHERS in South Africa
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Educating Rita at the Lowry Theatre 2013

One For The Road - 2013, Northampton Derngate theatre

Con O'Neill as 'Dennis. Photo Credit: Robert Day

seasons of love poster: The Royal Albert Hall. October 2012

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Natasha Hamilton as Mrs Johnstone

Trafalgar poster for Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine

 

 

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Willy Russell is one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. His plays have been performed in countries across the globe and have won countless appreciation and creative awards as well as academic honours for their author. Since their premiers plays such as EDUCATING RITA, STAGS AND HENS, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, BREEZEBLOCK PARK and OUR DAY OUT have been in constant production throughout the world.

Here - we present performances planned or currently performing. If YOU know of others, please let us know. . .


BLOOD BROTHERS - Touring

High Wycombe - Swan Theatre
St Mary Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2XE
19 February - 23 February
Box Office: 01494 512000
Bournemouth - Pavilion Theatre
Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU
26 February - 2 March
Box Office: 0844 576 3000
Billingham - Forum Theatre
Queensway, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 2LJ
12 March - 16 March
Box Office: 01642 552663
Killarney - INEC, Gleneagle Hotel
Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
19 March - 23 March
Box Office:
+353 64 36000
Castlebar - The Royal Theatre
Old Westport Road, Castlebar, Mayo
26 March - 30 March
Box Office: +353 94 902 3111
Torquay - The Princess Theatre
Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5EZ
1 April - 6 April
Box Office: 08702 414120
Salford - The Lowry Theatre
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
09 April - 13 April
Box Office: 0843 208 6000

Llandudno – Venue Cyrmu
The Promenade, Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno LL30 1BB
15 April - 20 April
Box Office:  01492 872000

Blackpool - The Opera House
Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HU
23 April - 27 April
Box Office: 01253 625252

Southsea – Kings Theatre
Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2QJ
30 April - 4 May
Box Office: 023 9282 8282

Leeds – Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NZ
7 May - 18 May
Box Office: 0113 245 6014

 

EDUCATING RITA - Touring

Keswick – Theatre by the Lake
Lakeside, Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DJ
18 – 27 April
Box Office:  017687 74411

Educating Rita 2019

Salford - The Lowry Theatre
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
30 April - 4 May
Box Office: 0843 208 6000

Educating Rita 2019

Bradford - Alhambra Theatre
Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ
6 May - 11 May
Box Office: 01274 432000

Educating Rita 2019

Nottingham - Theatre Royal
Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND
13 May - 18 May
Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Educating Rita 2019

Mold - Clwyd Theatre Cymru
Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1YA
20 May - 1 June
Box Office: 0845 330 35 65

Educating Rita 2019

Bath - Theatre Royal
Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET
3 June - 8 June
Box Office: 01225 448844

Educating Rita 2019

Salisbury Playhouse
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA
17 June - 22 June
Box Office: 01722 320333

Educating Rita 2019

Exeter Northcott
Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QB
24 June - 29 June
Box Office: 01392 726363

Educating Rita 2019

Inverness - Eden Court Theatre
Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA
2 July -- 6 July
Box Office: 01463 234 234

Educating Rita 2019

Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE
8 July - 13 July
Box Office: 01902 429212

Educating Rita 2019

Wakefield – Theatre Royal
Drury Ln, Wakefield WF1 2TE
tbc
Box Office: 01924 211311

Educating Rita 2019

Sheffield - Lyceum Theatre
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA
tbc
Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Educating Rita 2019
Further dates to be announced...  


Missed? - Catch-up

CHANNEL 5 - FUNNY WOMEN

Julie Walters & Willy Russell
Channel 5's Funny Women shown on Friday, 9th February, which highlighted the career of Julie Walters, with contributions from Willy Russell, is available to watch again on the channel 5 website. HERE

 

UK - Radio

Archive on 4 - Lern Yerself Scouse
BBC Radio 4
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE.

WILLY RUSSELL'S NEON ARTWORK
Willy Russell was asked to design Front Row’s 2014 Neon Artwork in Salford.
Radio 4's Front Row
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE.

WILLY RUSSELL'S DESERT ISLAND DISCS
Willy Russell was asked to choose his Desert Island Discs in 1994
If you missed it, you can listen again on BBC iPlayer HERE

INTERNATIONAL - Podcast

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Willy recently talked with Sodajerker founders, Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor, about his songwriting process. As well as sharing the life stories behind key moments in his work, Willy provides detailed insights into his creative process as a writer, his history as a musician, and his early influences. You will find podcast no. 84 here on Sodajerker.com

 

 

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