Casting has been announced for Max Stafford-Clark’s production or Rita, Sue and Bob Too at the Royal Court. Andrea Dunbar’s play is about two friends – Bob and Sue – who get a lift home from Bob, a married man, after babysitting his children. Bob takes the longer route, and the three of them decide to have some fun, starting a fling they struggle to keep under control. The cast of the production will feature James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, Gemma Dobson, Samantha Robinson and David Walker.
This play was originally written when its author Andrea Dunbar was just 19 and premiered by the Royal Court in 1982; now it has returned there 36 years later. But Dunbar is not here to see it; she died, aged just 29, in 1990 of a brain haemorrhage. She had a brief, troubled life - she was a heavy drinker and had three children by three fathers, the eldest of whom became a heroin addict and was... Read more