Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and the Royal Court Theatre
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 wrote her semi-autobiographical play when she was just 19. It’s an explosive portrait of girls facing an unpromising future, offered a taste of adult adventure.
Celebrated for its wickedly funny dialogue and startling insight, Rita, Sue and Bob Too became a hit film in the 1980s Now, a crack cast including James Atherton (Hollyoaks, Coronation Street) and Taj Atwal (BBC1’s In the Club; Sky 1’s Stella; East is East in the West End) reclaim this masterpiece for the stage. It comes to the Citizens following a run at London's Royal Court Theatre.
Date Time Information 13 Feb 7.30pm Post-show Discussion 14 Feb 7.30pm 15 Feb 7.30pm 16 Feb 7.30pm 17 Feb 2.30pm 17 Feb 7.30pm
Cast & Creative Team
Writer - Andrea Dunbar
Director - Kate Wasserberg
Designer - Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer - Jason Taylor
Sound Designer - Emma Laxton
"A timely revival of Andrea Dunbar’s lively and still-shocking coming of age play"
- The Stage
"Startling… Intensely funny"
- The Guardian
"The performances are universally impressive… A short sharp shock of a play with plenty to amuse, entertain and make you think"
- British Theatre Guide
"Andrea Dunbar provided a shot of adrenalin to British Theatre… An original, authentic and highly talented working class voice"
"A spirited revival"
- Broadway World