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Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Two young women and a young man cuddling. In the background the same man dancing with another woman.

Production photos by Richard Davenport

“Do you think it would be better if you and me got ourselves steady boyfriends?”

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 wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Rita Sue and Bob Too was adapted into a cult 80s film.

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REVIEWS

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“Brilliant” The Guardian

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“This is a great production” The Times

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“Strongly recommended” The Independent

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TRAILER

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast: James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, Gemma Dobson, Samantha Robinson, David Walker.

Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set & Costume Designer: Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Sound Designer: Emma Laxton
Casting Director: Amy Ball
Fight Director: Alison de Burgh
Movement Director: Dan Watson

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PERFORMANCES

Octagon Theatre Bolton  
6-23 September 2017

Harrogate Theatre     
26-30 September 2017

Bristol Old Vic       
3-7 October 2017

Liverpool Playhouse  
10-14 October 2017

Warwick Arts Centre 
17-21 October 2017

Oxford Playhouse 
24-28 October 2017

Royal & Derngate, Northampton      
31 October – 4 November 2017

Cast, Doncaster        
7-11 November 2017

York Theatre Royal    
14-18 November 2017

Derby Theatre      
21-25 November 2017

Royal Court Theatre, London
9-27 January 2018

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 
30 Jan – 3 Feb 2018

Theatr Clwyd, Mold
6-10 Feb 2018

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
13-17 Feb 2018

 

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