DetailsRita, 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.