A creative image of a man, a bookcase is built into the side of his head, a woman adds a book to the shelf inside his head


Mon 29 July - Sat 3 August 2019
Tickets £20 - £40*

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When married hairdresser Rita enrolls on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita.

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Running Time

Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes including an interval


Monday - Saturday, 7.45pm
& Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£30/£35/£40*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £20/£30/£35*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Stephen Tompkinson
Stephen Tompkinson (Frank)


  • A Man sits with a bottle of whiskey
  • A woman stands at a door holding a bag
  • A man and a woman have a conversation in an office the woman is sat on the desk
  • A man sits holding a cup of coffee
  • A woman stands by a window
  • A man and a woman are having a conversation in an office the man stands behind a desk