“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’s semi-autobiographical play was written in 1982 when she was just 19. It’s a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, and hungry for adult adventure.
Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Rita Sue and Bob Too famously became a cult film. Director Kate Wasserberg, directs this major new production.
“Dunbar’s writing is never judgemental or sentimental – she simply wrote about what she knew” The Times
“A brilliant, scabrous comedy” Daily Mail
“Dunbar’s play is as fresh as a stiff northerly wind off the Pennines. The story is bursting with a gutsy vitality” London Evening Standard