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VenueNorthern Stage
TownNewcastle upon Tyne
CountyTyne and Wear
From5th February 2002
To9th February 2002
PricesFrom £6.00. To £14.00.
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Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State Affair

Rita, Sue and Bob Too/A State AffairT1223450062
Rita, 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.
Author Andrea Dunbar
Author Robin Soans

Archive :: production:T1223450062, play:S1782722185, venue:V568

Production details


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

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