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Rita, Sue and Bob Too


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 each of them think they control.

Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play Rita, Sue and Bob Too, was written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure. Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Rita Sue and Bob Too was adapted into a cult 80s film which was restored and re-released this year by the BFI.

 

Out of Joint artistic director Kate Wasserberg directs this major new production from Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and the Royal Court Theatre which plays at York Theatre Royal from Wed 15 November to Sat 18 November.