Latchingdon theater group to stage Willy Russell comedy
A drama group VILLAGE is set to mount a production of a classic, witty British comedy.
Latchingdon Arts and Drama Society (LADS) presents Educating Rita by Willy Russell for its upcoming production.
The play features Frank, a middle-aged English teacher whose wry outlook on life drives him to drink and immerse himself in books, and Rita, an outspoken hairdresser eager to learn. .
It follows the couple through their relationship as student and teacher.
Director Matthew Bacon said, “The beauty of a play like Educating Rita is the underlying meaning, the thoughts and feelings expressed by the characters throughout the show, are timeless and shared by many of us.
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“Feeling uncomfortable, wanting more out of life, seeking knowledge, finding ways to deal with things we don’t like or enjoy.
“It also shows us how two people of completely different classes, educations and social statuses can have more in common than we think and get along very well.
“It’s a lighthearted, yet serious and truthful look at their journeys through their lives with some weird twists and turns.
“This play has drama, comedy and a dash of romance – overall it delivers something really charming and enjoyable to watch.”
The cast is made up of just two people, Daniel Tunbridge, who returns to the stage for his 23rd year of acting with the band, and Holly Hallam, who puts down her musical hat to take on the challenging role of Rita.
They will perform the piece in the LADS Tractor Shed in Latchingdon from April 6-9.
Shows start at 7:30 p.m.
People are advised to book early to avoid disappointment as limited tickets are available.
Tickets can be purchased online at ticketsource.co.uk/ladsarts.