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

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

Reviews

Reviews


Dynamic Listing Ltd: 30Jan02: Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
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

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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