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Rita, Sue and Bob Too

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26th September 2017 to
30th September

Harrogate Theatre

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.

Rita, Sue & Bob Too


'Dunbar's writing is never judgmental or sentimental - she simply wrote about what she knew' The Times

'A brilliant, scabrous comedy' Daily Mail 

'Dunbar’s play is as fresh as a stiff northerly wind off the Pennines. The story is bursting with a gutsy vitality' London Evening Standard


Rita Sue and Bob Too - Cast photographs

Taj Atwal - Rita

Gemma Dobson - Sue

James Atherton - Bob

Samantha Robinson - Michelle

Sally Bankes - Mother 

David Walker - Father


Creative Team

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 

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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

Full Price £18.00
Concessions £16.00
Boxes seat 4* £72.00

Wheelchair users are asked to call the Box Office on 01423 502116 to book

Concessions for OAP, Students and IBA

*Boxes may offer a restricted v

Venue Information

Harrogate Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
Oxford Street,
Show Dates and times

Book tickets online now or call our box office on 01423 502 116

Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
Friday, 29 September 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017