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Past Productions

Educating Rita (July - September 2006)

Willy Russell

Willy Russell's evergreen play was commissioned by the RSC in 1980 and has been in continuous production worldwide ever since. The highly successful film version starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine gave greater prominence to the comedy aspects of the piece but the original stage play blends comedy, pathos and social comment to produce a rounded portrait of two disparate characters searching for fullfilment. This tour was extended with two new 'once-off' venues. A single performance was given at the Larruperz Centre in Ross-on-Wye in aid of the local Playgroup and two performances took place in the small hall at Gorsley in an attempt to raise the profile of that community facility. This tour also saw our first venture into the pretty Wyeside village of Brockweir where we were invited to perform in their annual arts festival. All in all, a very successful production which was well received wherever we went.

The set of Educating RitaThe Cast

The Cast

Frank Dave Baldwin
Rita Loraine Worrall

Director: Dave Baldwin

The Crew

Stage Manager Margaret Baldwin
ASM Richard Worrall
Lighting & Sound Ian Pauley
Properties Sue Jones
Costume Stella Truscott
Front of House

Howard Jones
Sally Lomax

Maureen Baker

Teresa Smith


22nd July 2006 Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir
23rd July 2006 Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye
28th - 29th Julyl 2006 Millennium Hall, Upton Bishop
4th - 5th August 2006 New Memorial Hall Fownhope
11th - 12th August 2006 The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
18th - 19th August 2006 The Village Hall, Gorsley
1st - 2nd September 2006 Hopelands Hall, Weobley

See also

The Savannah Sipping Society

by Jones, Hope and Wooten

Toured: Nov-Dec 2005

Summer End

by Eric Chappell

Toured: April 2016

Visiting Hour

by Richard Harris

Toured: Nov 2015


by Patrick Hamilton

Toured: March 2015

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

by Neil Simon

Toured: November 2014

Inspector Drake and the Black Widow

by David Tristram

Toured: July 2014


by Jean McDonnell

Toured: April 2014

Prescription for Murder

by Norman Robbins

Toured: November 2013

Laying the Ghost

by Simon Williams

Toured: June 2013

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting On A Green Park Bench

by John A Penzotti

Toured: November 2012


by Simon Moore

Toured: June-July 2012

Going Straight

by Richard Harris

Toured: March - April 2012

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward

Toured: Nov-Dec 2011

A Month of Sundays

by Bob Larbey

Toured: June - July 2011

A Bolt from the Blue

by David Tristram

Toured: March - April 2011

One Last Card Trick

by Stewart Permutt

Toured: November 2010


by Gerald Sybleyras translated by Tom Stoppard

Toured: July 2010


by A R Gurney

Toured: March - April 2010


by John Godber

Toured:Oct - Nov 2010

The Beach Hut

by Mark Rees

Performed: September 2009

Happy Jack

by John Godber

Toured: June - August 2009

A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee

Toured: March - April 2009

You're Only Young Twice

by Ron Aldridge

Toured: November 2008


by Ronald Harwood

Toured: June - July 2008

Day of Reckoning

by Pam Valentine

Toured: March - April 2005

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

by Neil Simon

Toured: October - November 2007

Faith Healer

by Brian Friel

Toured: July - August 2007

Memory of Water

by Shelagh Stephenson

Toured: March - April 2007

September in the Rain

by John Godber

Toured: Oct-Dec 2006

Educating Rita

by Willy Russell

Toured: July-Sept 2006

The Cemetery Club

by Ivan Menchal

Toured: March-May 2006

Duck Variations & The Problem

by David Mamet & A R Gurney Jnr

Festival: March 2006

Stepping Out

by Richard Harris

Toured: Nov-Dec 2005

Two of a Kind

by Hugh Janes

Toured: Jun-Aug 2005

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

Toured: Feb-Mar 2005

Shirley Valentine

by Willie Russell

Toured: Sep-Oct 2004