Photo Flash: Menier Chocolate Factory Presents EDUCATING RITA & SHIRLEY VALENTINE
The Menier Chocolate Factory will present the first major London revivals of Willy Russell's award-winning Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, playing in repertoire from 26 March to 08 May, with the press day on 08 April.
Jeremy Sams will direct Larry Lamb and Laura Dos Santos in Willy Russell's Educating Rita.
Much to the dismay of her husband Denny, Rita, a young, brash hairdresser, has recently discovered a passion for English literature and enrols with the Open University. Her fresh, unschooled reaction to the classics challenges the attitudes of the University and her lecturer Frank who begins to question his own understanding of his work and himself.
Glen Walford will direct Meera Syal in Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine.
Meet Shirley: a middle-aged Liverpudlian housewife who talks to the wall whilst preparing her husband's egg and chips. She's in a rut. What has happened to her life? When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation for two to Greece she packs her bags, heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself rather differently....PRICES:
Preview performances 26-28 March: £20 - all seats, £29 - Meal Deal
From 30 March: £25, £20 - concessions & groups (8+)
£15 - all seats for Thursday matinees
£34 - Meal Deal (Mon-Sat eve; Sat & Sun mats)
£24 - Meal Deal (Thursday mats)
See both Rita & Shirley on the same day and get a £2.50 discount on all full-price tickets (not applicable to previews).
Meal Deals include a theatre ticket and a two-course meal in the Menier Restaurant prior to the show.
BOX OFFICE: 0207 907 7060
£2 transaction fee on phone bookings
RESTAURANT: 0207 407 4411
ADDRESS: 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
TRANSPORT: London Bridge Tube, Borough High Street exit
RV1 and 381 buses
On street parking after 6.30pm or all day Saturday & Sunday
No booking fee for on-line bookings
Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore