• Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Event Details

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 18 Nov

Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: £30 - £14

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

Age Recommendations: 14+

Warning: Includes adult theme, smoking and language that some may find offensive.

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Producer: Out Of Joint Theatre

Writer: Andrea Dunbar

Directed by: Max Stafford-Clark & Kate Wasserberg

Set & Costume Designed by: Tim Shortall

Lighting Designed by: Jason Taylor

Sound Designed by: Emma Laxton

Starring: James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, Gemma Dobson, Samantha Robinson, David Walker

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

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, written when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between a brutal childhood and an unpromising future, and hungry for adult adventure. 

Celebrated for its wickedly funny dialogue and startling insight, Rita, Sue and Bob Too became a hugely popular 80s film. Now, a crack cast including James Atherton (Hollyoaks, Coronaton Street) and Taj Atwal (BBC1’s In The Club; Sky 1’s Stella; East is East in the West End) reclaim this masterpiece for the stage. See it now, prior to it opening at London’s Royal Court Theatre.

Post Show Discussion: Wednesday 15 November

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"Brutally honest. Hilarious. Great work like this never ages." - ★★★★★ North West End

"Startling... Intensely funny." The Guardian

“Dunbar’s writing is never judgmental or sentimental – she simply wrote about what she knew.” - The Times

“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


 Sat 18 Nov, 2:30pm

 Sat 18 Nov, 2:30pm

  • James Atherton (Bob), Taj Atwal (Rita), Gemma Dobson (Sue). Photo: Richard Davenport
  • Gemma Dobson (Sue), James Atherton (Bob), Taj Atwal (Rita). Photo: Richard Davenport
  • James Atherton (Bob), Samantha Robinson (Michelle). Photo: Richard Davenport.
  • Taj Atwal (Rita), Gemma Dobson (Sue). Photo: Richard Davenport
  • Sally Bankes (Mum), David Walker (Dad) and company. Photo: Richard Davenport
  • Gemma Dobson (Sue), Taj Atwal (Rita).  Photo: Richard Davenport

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