Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and the Royal Court Theatre present
Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Written by Andrea Dunbar
'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 they each think they control.
Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical play was written in 1982 when she was just 19. It's a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, hungry for adult adventure.
Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Rita, Sue and Bob Too famously became a cult film. The classic play's original director Max Stafford-Clark directs this major new production.
'Dunbar's writing is never judgmental or sentimental - she simply wrote about what she knew' The Times
'A brilliant, scabrous comedy' Daily Mail
'Dunbars play is as fresh as a stiff northerly wind off the Pennines. The story is bursting with a gutsy vitality' London Evening Standard
Taj Atwal - Rita
Gemma Dobson - Sue
James Atherton - Bob
Samantha Robinson - Michelle
Sally Bankes - Mother
David Walker - Father
Max Stafford-Clark - Co-Director
Kate Wasserberg - Co-Director
Tim Shortall - Set and Costume Designer
Jason Taylor - Lighting Designer
Emma Laxton - Sound Designer
Amy Ball - Casting Director
Ticket Prices and Access
Running time: 1 hour and 18 minutes no interval.
Guidance: Suitable for ages 14+. Includes swearing, adult themes and smoking.
BSL: Friday 29 September, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Saturday 30 September, 2:30pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 30 September, 7:30pm
|Boxes seat 4*||£72.00|
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