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Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State Affair archiveRita, Sue and Bob Too (Bradford 1982). A State Affair (Today's stories Yorkshire, 2000). Sharp, funny and disarmingly direct, Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical Rita, Sue and Bob Too follows the lives of two feisty schoolgirls who grow up on a Bradford estate and start an affair with a married man. A comic classic Rita, Sue and Bob Too caught the mood of the early Thatcher years and became widely recognised as a marker of its time. Eighteen years later, life on Britain's council estates is back in the spotlight as reports of a hidden underclass begin to emerge. In the summer of 2000, Max Stafford-Clark and Out of Joint's actors journeyed back to the estates around Bradford and Leeds where Andrea Dunbar grew up. A State Affair is a record of what they found - has life there changed since the 1980's, or for that matter the 1880's? This production contains scenes and language which may offend some people.


Emily Aston, Ian Redford, Sally Rogers, Emma Rydal, Matthew Wait, Gary Whitaker, Jane Wood


Author(s): Andrea Dunbar, Robin Soans
Company: Out of Joint (in a co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Soho Theatre Company)
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Design: Es Devlin
Lighting: Johanna Town
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Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State Affair

Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State Affair (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0659471338. Details of all Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State Affair archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1782722185

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