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“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. The classic play’s original director Max Stafford-Clark 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

This show takes place in The Goose Nest – our temporary theatre that opens from Oct 2017 until Jun 2018. Please note your tickets may state ‘Theatre Two’ – this is The Goose Nest theatre and your tickets are valid for this venue.
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