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 that 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 two girls caught between a brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure.
Told with startling insight, a great ear for dialogue and wicked humour, Rita, Sue And Bob Too was adapted into a cult ’80s film. The classic play’s original director, Max Stafford-Clark, is joined by Kate Wasserberg to direct this major new production of a twentieth century comedy classic.
Duration: Approximately 75 minutes with no interval
Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.
By Andrea Dunbar
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark and Kate Wasserberg
Age guideline: 14+