Rita, Sue and Bob Too

An Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Royal Court production
Tuesday 21 November 2017 - Saturday 25 November 2017
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"Intensely funny"
The Guardian
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"A timely revival. Still shocking"
The Stage

Age Guidance: 16+ (contains very strong language, partial nudity, scenes of a sexual nature, adult content and smoking)

“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 that each of them 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 80s film. Now, a crack cast including James Atherton (Hollyoaks; Coronaton Street) and Taj Atwal (BBC1’s In the Club; Sky 1’s StellaEast is East in the West End) reclaim this masterpiece for the stage.

"Raunchy, funny, powerful and sad. A great night of theatre"

Stagetext Captioned Performance: Saturday 25 November. 2.30pm

Director Kate Wasserberg
Designer Tim Shorthall
Lighting Jason Taylor
Sound Emma Laxton