Willy Russell’s comedy/drama Educating Rita is part of the Library Theatre Company's new season for 2013. Newly updated by its author, this modern classic, in which Rita, a down-to-earth straight-talking hairdresser, forces Frank, a jaded university lecturer to question where his life has been and where he’s going, retains its earthy charm, clever wit, and dry humour.

The Library Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Chris Honer, who will be directing the production, describes Educating Rita as a “glorious comedy about the transforming power of culture."

The recently revived play (Menier Chocolate Factory) runs at The Lowry between 26 September -12 October 2013.

The new season also includes The Seagull, Manchester Sound: The Massacre and the Re:Play festival and it's the least season before the brand - Home takes over - which combines film, theatre, art and food under one banner - featuring the Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre.