Overview

Octagon Theatre Bolton, Out of Joint and Royal Court Theatre
By Andrea Dunbar
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

“As long as you’re alive that’s all that matters”

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 each of them think they control.

Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.

Told with startling insight and wicked humour, Rita Sue and Bob Too was adapted into a cult 80s film. The play’s original director Max Stafford-Clark directs this major new production.

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Tickets

£28.50 - £13 (concessions available)

Age Guide 14+

Contains adult themes, smoking and strong language 

Post Show Talk

Thu 7 September 

Investigate Day

Sat 23 September

Image Credit

Scout Road, Bolton. Photographer Jonathan Keenan 

Dunbar's writing is never judgmental - she simply wrote what she knew.

The Times

Cast & Crew

Cast

Taj Atwal

Taj Atwal

Rita
Gemma Dobson

Gemma Dobson

Sue
James Atherton

James Atherton

Bob
Sally Bankes

Sally Bankes

Mother
Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson

Michelle
David Walker

David Walker

Father

Creative Team

Max Stafford-Clark

Director

Tim Shortall

Designer

Jason Taylor

Lighting Designer

Emma Laxton

Sound Designer

Amy Ball

Casting Director

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