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Esk Valley Theatre

Glaisdale, near Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

EVT 2016 Season


Frank, a whisky-loving middle-aged English Tutor seems to be drinking himself towards oblivion when his world is rocked by the arrival of Rita, a working-class girl from Liverpool. She bursts in to Frank's world with a raw energy and a hunger to be 'educated' that takes Frank by surprise. He starts to teach her but is soon questioning the value of his efforts, as we the audience starts to wonder who is receiving the greater lesson, the pupil or the teacher?

Voted best comedy of 1980, Esk Valley Theatre is delighted to be presenting an updated version of this funny, thought-provoking play.

Box Office: 01947 897587


Ian Crowe and Amy Spencer
photo by: Tony Bartholomew

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"The Esk Valley Theatre is very much my sort of theatre. Created for a community and run with love by people who care. And it shows in the results, believe me!"

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Esk Valley Theatre - Drama in the North York Moors from Rory Gault on Vimeo.


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Esk Valley Theatre
is a not for profit
Company Limited
by Guarantee
No: 6719735.

Support & funding:

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funded by:
North Yorkshire County Council

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funded by:
Scarborough Borough Council

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Major Sponsors

• The Arncliffe Arms
• Scientifically Write
• Sue & Roger Harvey OBE (Halifax)
• Anonymous
• The Board Inn, Lealholm
•  Mary Kirby (Minneapolis, USA)
•  Julie & David Patton (Minneapolis, USA)


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