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Rita, Sue and Bob Too

By Andrea Dunbar

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Tue 09 Jan - Sat 27 Jan 2018 / From £12 Book Now

“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. Kate Wasserberg directs this major new production.

‘Dunbar’s writing is never judgemental or sentimental – she simply wrote about what she knew’ The Times

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“Bleakly funny… Dunbar’s truths still haunt us”

The Guardian

"Andrea Dunbar's lively and still-shocking coming of age play”

The Stage

“A short sharp shock of a play with plenty to amuse, entertain and make you think”

British Theatre Guide

“Both actresses are superb and wring out every ounce of comedy and pathos from Dunbar’s raw and uncompromising script”

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Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 13 Jan)
Captioned: Fri 26 Jan 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 27 Jan 2.30pm

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