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Educating Rita returns home to Liverpool

Willy Russell's most renowned play, Educating Rita, is returning to his home city of Liverpool for the first time in over a decade.

It tells the story of a relationship between a young working class hairdresser and an older university lecturer, famously played by Julie Walters and Michael Caine in the 1983 adaptation.

BBC Merseyside's Tony Snell spoke to the playwright about why his work still remains so popular.

BBC Inside Out is on Monday, 23 February on BBC One North West at 19:30 GMT on Monday and then online nationwide for 30 days on the iPlayer.

  • 22 Feb 2015