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April date for Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Published: 2 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Andrea Dunbar’s ground-breaking play Rita, Sue and Bob Too comes to The Lowry in Salford April 9–13.

Gemma Dobson, winner of a Stage Debut Award and a UK Theatre Award for her performance of Sue, returns to the cast (she spoke to us about the role for the BTG podcast with the original cast in 2017). She will be joined by John Askew playing Bob, Alyce Liburd playing Rita, Susan Mitchell playing Mum, Samantha Robinson playing Michelle and David Walker playing Dad.

Dunbar’s play examines the northern female perspective through the misadventures of two teenage girls. Rita, Sue and Bob Too’s fearless realism was immortalized in the 1987 film adaptation.