Cult drama comes to Northampton

Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Rita, Sue and Bob Too

The seminal play Rita, Sue and Bob too comes to Northampton.

The show runs from Tuesday October 31 to Saturday November 4 and sees two teenage friends who embark on an affair with a married man who comes to the area.

In the play, best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When hetakes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling they each think they control.

Andrea Dunbar wrote her second, semi-autobiographical play in 1982 when she was just 19. It’s a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, hungry for adult adventure.

Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, Rita, Sue and Bob Too also became a much-loved cult film, which was restored and re-released this year

by the BFI.

Director Kate Wasserberg said: “From its famously funny-yet- grim opening to its wise, sad ending, Rita Sue and Bob Too reveals a brilliant writer who understood how to use language as both a weapon and a shield.

“Rita and Sue are far more than victims and fiercely loyal to one another – Andrea Dunbar gives a voice to these two hilarious, special, brave girls who have the world against them and only each other to turn to."

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