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

Claire sweeney as Shirley Valentine, Cheltenham Everyman 2020

Shilrey Valentine - Belfast

Anna Kotula - California - 2020

Bllod brothers - touring

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

OUR DAY OUT - Play for Today - now on DVD

Shirley Valentine: 30th Anniversary Tour of the UK

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. . .

Please Note – Coronavirus
Following the Prime Minister’s statement 16th March, advising the UK public to avoid unnecessary social contact, including in theatres, we regret to inform you that many upcoming shows are temporarily suspended with immediate effect. Please visit theatre websites for more up to date information. 

 

However...

EDUCATING RITA - Minack Theatre,Cornwall

40th Anniversary Tour resumes...
The production stars Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and Jessica Johnson as Rita and is directed by Max Roberts.
Minack Theatre
Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU
Tuesday 18th August - Saturday 29th August
Tel: 01736 810181
Email: info@minack.com
Web: HERE

 

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Joined by legendary playwright WILLY RUSSELL

| 30th June | Available now @Spotify @ApplePodcasts | 

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Willy will join forces with Digital Theatre+ and Simon Stephens to deliver a series of free-to-access theatre videos on 29 April. Each episode will last 40 minutes and will feature an award-winning cast of playwrights, directors, designers and actors.  The series will be launched on the Digital Theatre+ Facebook account every Wednesday at 5pm BST (from 29th April 2020). Anyone can access by visiting https://www.facebook.com/DigitalTheatrePlus/. 

| 29th April | 5PM | Episode 1 | Willy Russell - Making Ideas Real. | 
You can watch the free video HERE.
Watch it: Links from the Facebook page...


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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