Willy Russell to open The Garsdale Retreat

We are delighted to announce that award-winning writer, Willy Russell, is to officially open The Garsdale Retreat on June 29th.  This is a great honour for us and is a wonderful way to launch our first season.  Willy is probably best known to many for his highly successful plays: Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine both of which became cinema box-office hits, as well as Blood Brothers, London’s longest running stage musical. He also works as a creative writing tutor and has given great support to the Garsdale project.  It will be a privilege to welcome him here in the summer.

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