Two young women and a man in 80s clothes stand in a field with their backs to us, looking towards a town on the horizon

“As long as you’re alive that’s all that matters”

Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling each of them think they control.

Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.

Told with startling insight, a great ear for dialogue and wicked humour, Rita Sue and Bob Too was adapted into a cult 80s film. The classic play’s original director Max Stafford-Clark directs this major new production.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Tim Shortall

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A blue commemorative plaque on the wall of a pebble-dashed terrace house, which reads "Andrea Dunbar (1961-1990) PLAYWRIGHT lived here.

A commemorate plaque on Andrea Dunbar’s home on the Buttershaw Estate that inspired her plays.

Octagon Theatre Bolton  
6-23 September 2017. Tickets

Harrogate Theatre     
26-30 September

Bristol Old Vic       
3-7 October. Tickets

Liverpool Playhouse  
10-14 October

Warwick Arts Centre 
17-21 October

Oxford Playhouse 
24-28 October

Royal Theatre, Northampton      
31 October – 4 November. Tickets

Cast, Doncaster        
7-11 November

York Theatre Royal    
14-18 November

Derby Theatre      
21-25 November

Royal Court, London     
8-27 January 2018

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