Rita, Sue and Bob Too follows the story of two teenage girls living on a council estate. In order to earn some money, the pair begin babysitting for the wealthier Bob and Michelle, who live in a much nicer part of town. After their first night working, Bob says he’s going to give them a lift home. Instead, the trio drive to a remote area and have intercourse in the back of Bob’s car. Soon, the group agree to make it a regular occurance.
Written when Dunbar was 18 years old, Rita, Sue and Bob Too is a semi-autobiographical piece set in Bradford. Social class, age and sexual power dynamics were all too familiar to the young writer who grew up on a council estate. Directed by Kate Wasserberg, the production features design by Tim Shortall, lighting design by Jason Taylor and sound design by Emma Laxton.
Casting includes James Atherton as Bob, Taj Atwal as Rita, Gemma Dobson as Sue, Sally Bankes as Mum, Samantha Robinson as Michelle and David Walker as Dad.
The production plays a strictly limited season at the Royal Court Theatre, ending on 27 January 2018. With plenty of contention surrounding the production, Rita, Sue and Bob Too is unmissable.
Recommended forIssue-based and female-led theatre supporters and those interested in the history of British new writing and the Royal Court won’t want to miss this.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+