Royal Court Theatre, Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton
Rita, Sue and Bob Too
“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 they each think they control.
Andrea Dunbar wrote her semi-autobiographical play for the Royal Court Theatre 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 became a hit film. Max Stafford-Clark, the play’s original director, directs this major new production.
‘Dunbar’s writing is never judgemental or sentimental – she simply wrote about what she knew’ The Times
Post Show Talk – Tues 23 Jan
The Big Idea: In Conversation with director Max Stafford-Clark and cast.
Free with a ticket to the evening’s performance.
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Wed 10 Jan 7.30pm
Thu 11 Jan 7.30pm
Fri 12 Jan 7.30pm
Sat 13 Jan 7.30pm
Mon 15 Jan 7.30pm
Tue 16 Jan 7.30pm
Wed 17 Jan 7.30pm
Thu 18 Jan 7.30pm
Fri 19 Jan 7.30pm
Sat 20 Jan 7.30pm
Mon 22 Jan 7.30pm
Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm
Post-show talk: In conversation with director Max Stafford-Clark and members of the cast.
Wed 24 Jan 7.30pm
Thu 25 Jan 7.30pm
Sat 27 Jan 7.30pm