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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.

Cast/Performers

Emily Aston, Ian Redford, Emma Rydal, Matthew Wait, Gary Whitaker, Jane Wood, Paul Jesson, Ian Redford, Lise Stevenson

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Andrea Dunbar, Robin Soans
Company(s): Out of Joint, Everyman and Playhouse, Soho Theatre Company
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Design: Es Devlin
Lighting: Johanna Town
Sound: Frank Bradley
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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 T1223450062. Details of all Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State Affair archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1782722185

Archive Listings

5 Feb 02
to
9 Feb 02
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
14 Jan 02
to
2 Feb 02
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds
West Yorkshire
28 Nov 01
to
12 Jan 02
Soho Theatre
Inner London
Greater London
6 Feb 01
to
10 Feb 01
Arts Theatre
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
1 Feb 01
to
3 Feb 01
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Blackpool
Lancashire
29 Jan 01
to
30 Jan 01
Alhambra Theatre
Bradford
West Yorkshire
23 Jan 01
to
27 Jan 01
Home Theatre
Manchester
Greater Manchester
16 Jan 01
to
20 Jan 01
Warwick Arts Centre
Coventry
West Midlands

UKTW News/Reviews

News:
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User Reviews

USER: Dynamic Listing Ltd (30Jan02): Both tragic & funny moments in the first part. Very moving performances in the second part from all the company. In all a very entertaining & emotional evening. Carolyn Payne

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