Review Round-up: Menier Russells Up a Treat
In Educating Rita, Rita (Laura Dos Santos), 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 (Larry Lamb) who begins to question his own understanding of his work and himself.
In the monologue Shirley Valentine, Meera Syal plays a middle-aged Liverpudlian housewife who talks to the wall whilst preparing her husband’s egg and chips. 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…
- Jude Offord