Rita Sue and Bob Too – cast

 

Samantha Robinson, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, David Walker, James Atherton, Gemma Dobson. Photo by Helen Murray.

Meet the cast of this major revival of Andrea Dunbar’s seminal play. It’s touring September 2017 – February 2018. Find tour dates here.


JAMES ATHERTON (Bob)

Theatre includes: Crocodiles (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Wallenstein (Chichester Festival); Treasure Island (West End).

Television includes: Will Savage in Hollyoaks, Jamie Bowman Coronation Street, Casualty, Doctors, Inspector George Gently, Joe Maddison’s War, Midsomer Murders, Babs, Porters.

Film includes: Macbeth.

 

 

TAJ ATWAL (Rita)

Theatre includes: Educating Rita (Hull Truck); East is East (West End); All Our Daughters (New Vic/UK tour); Small Fish Big Cheese (Unicorn); Don Juan in Love, The Wind in the Willows (The Scoop Air Theatre).

Television includes: No Offence, In the Club I & II, Breaking the Code, Stella, Moving On, Kitten Chic, Miranda, In with the Flynns.

Film includes: A.K.A. Nadia, Puja Nights, Behind the Green Curtain.

Radio includes: Floor 13.

 

 

SALLY BANKES (Mum)

Theatre includes: The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover, Seven Acts of Mercy, The Winter’s Tale (RSC); East is East (West End); That Day We Sang, Everybody Loves a Winner (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Rise & Fall of Little Voice (Octagon, Bolton); Waiting for Gateaux (Theatre Royal, Lincoln/UK tour); Zombie Prom (Landor); Acorn Antiques (UK tour); Spending Frank (Slyboots); Shakers (Gambolling Arena); The Glass Menagerie, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Lost in Yonkers (SDC Productions).

Television includes: Our Zoo, Pompidou, Mount Pleasant, Prisoner’s Wives, The Signing Detective, It Takes a Village, Doctors, World Without End, In With the Flynns, Titanic, Hollyoaks, White Van Man, Semi-Detached, Hoof & Safety with Nuzzle & Scratch, Jinx, Scallywagga 2, Guantanamo Phil, Nuzzle & Scratch, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Heartbeat, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, MI High, Tittybangbang!, Housewife 49, Where the Heart is, Little Britain, Absolute Power, Twisted Tales, 15 Storeys High, Margot Leadbetter – Life Beyond the Box, Coronation Street, Fat Friends.

Film includes: Habit, A.K.A. Nadia, Line of Fire, Trained, Chicken Tikka Masala, Redemption Road, When It All Comes Down.

Sally presented Sundays with Phil and Sal for five years on BBC Radio Lancashire.

 

GEMMA DOBSON (Sue)

Television includes: In the Club 2, Brief Encounters.

Gemma trained at Manchester School of Acting. She is proud to make her professional stage debut in Rita, Sue and Bob Too.

 

SAMANTHA ROBINSON (Michelle)

Theatre includes: Screwed (503); Educating Rita (Mercury, Colchester); The Grand Gesture (Northern Broadsides); Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, Order (Lantern); The Phoenix of Madrid (Theatre Royal, Bath); Dead Heavy Fantastic (Liverpool Everyman); Hansel & Gretel (The Core); The House of Bernada Alba (Nuffield); Proper Clever (Liverpool Playhouse); Three Sisters On Hope Street (Hampstead); The Tempest (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic/New Vic); A Taste of Honey (Oldham Coliseum/UK tour); The Laramie Project (Sound, Leicester Square); The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Caird Company); Untouchable (Bush); Song of the Western Men (Chichester Festival).

Television includes: Little Boy Blue, Doctors, Cilla, Casualty, Five Days, Holby City, Shameless, The Girls Who Came to Stay, Island at War.

Film includes: The Fantasist, Sixty Six.

Radio includes: Queens of Noise, Shout to The Top, The Believers, Life with Lisa, Evaristo’s Epitaph.

 

 

David Walker (Father)

Theatre includes: The Debt Collectors (& Reform), Me & Me Dad (Harrogate); Hangmen (West End); Grass (Hard Graft); Seconds Out, Bouncers, Stand, Up ‘n’ Under (Reform); Loaded (Crucible, Sheffield); Crap Dad (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Day That Kevin Came, Satin & Steel (Nottingham Playhouse).

Television includes: Emmerdale, The Royal, Doctors, Coronation Street.

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