Corpus Playroom
Tue 6 - Sat 10 June
Combined Actors of Cambridge

Educating Rita

Willy Russell

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Frank is a frustrated poet and brilliant academic whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita who is eager to learn and slowly wins over the hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to take ‘no’ for an answer. Their relationship as a tutor and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Full of humour and poignancy, this beautifully written play is as relevant and unmissable today as it was in 1980, when it first hit the stage.

This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.


Sat 10 June at 2:30pm
Sat 10 June at 7:30pm


145 minutes


TUE–THU £7–£9, FRI–SAT £9–£11

drugs/alcohol/substance abuse

The Corpus Playroom is owned by Corpus Christi College, and managed by the University of Cambridge through the ADC Theatre. The College drama society, the Fletcher Players, are the resident company.

The L-shaped studio is Cambridge's primary fringe space, showcasing a variety of productions, with an emphasis on new writing. Seasons are programmed simultaneously with the ADC Theatre.


Please note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible. More information can be viewed here.

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.

The Corpus Playroom has gender-neutral toilets.


Corpus Playroom
10 St Edward's Passage
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10 June 2:30pm – 4:55pm approx 2:30pm – 4:55pm approx Book now
10 June 7:30pm – 9:55pm approx 7:30pm – 9:55pm approx Book now