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Our Day Out."Play your cards right, and I might take for a ride"

Advantages: Full of humour and pathos
Disadvantages: You may need Northern humour to appreciate it

I have an affinity with Willy Russell as he was born in the same hospital as me In Whiston !!! I also saw one of his earlier plays about the Beatles (John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert) in The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. It is hard to say which of ...

oldchem 11.06.2009 · Read full review
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Spend a day in watching Our Day Out

Advantages: Entertaining to watch, good characters, short length, lots of music
Disadvantages: lots of music, unbelievable plot, far-fetched activities

...Not exactly the most well known or well written of plays, Our Day Out still manages to provide plenty of fun for the family (?). Based in a 70s Liverpool, a group of difficult school kids are taken on a rather interesting school trip. With the likes of Re ...

elchee 09.05.2001 · Read full review
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Bleedin Forster He Dunt Alf Get On My Tits

Advantages: Great funny dramatic piece, only has two main characters, shows life as it really is for some people
Disadvantages: Hard to understand the Liverpudlian accent in some places, is more suited to older readers

...Skillfully written by the famous Liverpudlian playwright, Willy Russell, Educating Rita is a "must read" play for every drama student. (It is a modern fictitious play recommended for fourteen to eighteen year olds of all reading abilities). (Some of Willy ...

Chuckie8766 07.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Educating Rita - Willy Russell

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Not a classic by any account

Advantages: Got me good grades
Disadvantages: Bored me to death (practically)

How can a book like Educating Rita end up on my GCSE syllabus? Not only have we watched the dreadful film, with the attrocious music and acting, but we also had to pick our way through the book. I must say that this play alone is making my life so dull it ...

katiefletcher 19.10.2000 · Read full review
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a great read!!

Advantages: great play, a good read
Disadvantages: had to do it for my coursework so i have read it too many times.

...Willy Russell wrote this play. He wrote Educating Rita in 1979. The play is set in a book-lined study within a university in Northern England. This university runs an open university. In this play Willy Russell has created a unity of place, which mean ...

danzo 26.03.2004 · Read full review
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