Educating Rita

17th Apr 2008 - 8:00pm

Edge Hill University

Short Cuts is the North West’s newest film society.

Throughout the year, the Studio Theatre in Edge Hill University’s Centre for the Performing Arts will screen a diverse body of carefully selected films at a highly affordable price.

Posthumously named in honour of Robert Altman’s film of the same name, Short Cuts was formed by the Rose Theatre, the University’s Film Studies department and members of the local community.

A Season of Liverpool is a celebration of Liverpool’s status as European Capital of Culture.

The film Educating Rita (Lewis Gilbert, 1983) is being screened in the Studio Theatre at 8pm on 17th April 2008.

The film Educating Rita (Lewis Gilbert, 1983) is being screened on 17th April 2008.

Adapted by Willy Russell from his own play, this quintessential British comedy sees Liverpudlian hairdresser Rita (Julie Walters) make a decision to change her life. Feeling trapped by marriage and an existence that seems to offer little more than settling for what you have got, she embarks on an Open University degree. Eventually, her determination and enthusiasm also reinvigorates her jaded, alcoholic, tutor Dr. Frank Bryant (Michael Caine).

The performance starts at 8pm. The Studio Theatre seats 140 and the film is projected onto a seven meter wide screen, accompanied by a Stereo Sound System. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis although tickets can be purchased in advance.

Membership is available, £12 per annual membership (£10 concessions) and then £2 on the door. The cost for non-members is £3.50 on the door. Contact the Box Office on 01695 584480 for further information or visit