RITA SUE & BOB TOO

Date 26th April 2017
Society Diva Productions
Venue THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD
Type of Production PLAY
Director ANDY ASHLEY

Report

Author: NOEL. G.RIGG

?Rita Sue & Bob too can either be treated as a commentary on the life and moral standards of the '80's in estates in Bradford and other such areas or just as comedy full of very strong language and sexual simulated scenes aiming to titilate the audiences imagination. That being said the acting throughout was of a very high standard. Rita (Anna Potton), Sue (Polly Lovegrove) and Bob (Dale Vaughan) were all outstanding playing the sex simulated scenes with great confidence and with a good deal of humour not easy to achieve. Michelle (Charlotte Spowage), Bob's wife, was every inch the perfect neglected partner for him. This was, I felt, a most talented and skilful portrayal of a most difficult role. Mum (Alison Gibson) was most convincing as Sue's mother having few illusions regarding her daughter's moral standards. Dad (Andy Ashley) and Sam (Dean Booth) completed this outstanding cast. The direction was very strong and the scene changes well organised but I did feel the video content was just a little overdone and did at times interupt the flow on occasions.