Rita, Sue and Bob, Too

Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical premiered at Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19. It follows best friends friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. Bob decides to take the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun. The three start a fling they each think they control...

It’s a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, hungry for adult adventure. Max Stafford-Clark, the play’s original director, directs this major new production.

Andrea Dunbar's work for the Royal Court also included Shirley and The Arbor, and she won the The George Devine Award for Rita Sue & Bob Too

Note: the Royal Court previously announced that all performances of Rita, Sue and Bob Too had been cancelled, however, it has since been announced that the decision had been reversed and all performances will be going ahead as scheduled. 

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Andrea Dunbar
Max Stafford-Clark

Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
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Our Rita, Sue and Bob, Too Review

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

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Cast of Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Casting announced for Royal Court's Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

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