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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.
Performers Emily Aston, Ian Redford, Emma Rydal, Matthew Wait, Gary Whitaker, Jane Wood, Paul Jesson, Ian Redford, Lise Stevenson.
Author Andrea Dunbar. Author Robin Soans. Company Out of Joint. Company Everyman and Playhouse. Company Soho Theatre Company. Director Max Stafford-Clark. Design Es Devlin. Lighting Johanna Town. Sound Frank Bradley.

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

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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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