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    Bad boys turn Bouncers
    Thumbs up for the bouncers

    The bad boys of British soap will be out in force when John Godber's multi-awardwinning comedy Bouncers returns to Milton Keynes Theatre in September.

    Read our interview with John Altman

    Read our review >>


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    Milton Keynes Theatre:
    8-13 September 2003

    Mon 8 Sep: 7:30pm
    Tue 9 Sep: 7:30pm
    Wed 10 Sep: 7:30pm
    Thu 11 Sep: 7:30pm
    Fri 12 Sep: 6:00pm, 8:45pm
    Sat 13 Sep: 6:00pm, 8:45pm

    Tickets: £10.00-£20.00

    Box Office:
    01908 606090

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    Starring John Altman who played Nick Cotton in EastEnders and Nigel Pivaro, Jack and Vera Duckworth's son Terry in Coronation Street, this production of John Godber's classic play brings two of TV soap's favourite bad guys face to face on stage for the first time.

    Handbags at dawn for the Bouncers

    Feel a typical weekend come alive before your eyes and meet the smooth-talking DJ, the lager-chugging likely lads and the lipstick-lacquered goodtime girls ready to dance the night away down at the local club, as four actors create over 40 of the different characters you might expect to meet on a typical Friday or Saturday 'night on the tiles'.

    Meanwhile, outside in the freezing cold, skulk the ever-watchful, ever-ready, boys in black; Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph…

    Christopher Connel and Andrew Dennis complete the cast and with a soundtrack of disco classics and the latest chart hits, John Godber's classic comedy of modern manners is a guaranteed evening full of laughter not to be missed.

    quote 'As sparklingly fresh and hysterically funny as ever' quote

    The very first performance of 'Bouncers' was on 15 August 1977 as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was a two hander, starring a 21 year old John Godber and Peter Geeves (the orange Tango man). Tickets cost an astronomical 50p! This first showing had a massive audience of two, a critic from the Scotsman and a Scottish drunk. The critic left after five minutes and the drunk stumbled on stage for a little impromptu performance of this own!

    But how things change! 'Bouncers' is now a legend in its own right and in 1999 it was chosen by the National Theatre as one of the top 100 plays of the 20th century.

    John Godber is one of the most widely performed playwrights in the business. Don’t miss the comedy that has been keeping audiences happy with laughter for over 20 years!

    Read our interview with John Altman >>

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    sexy chellie, stourbridge Wednesday, 26-Nov-2003 12:00:54 GMT
    it was fantastic, totally hillarious, to be watched over and over. Defenetly recomended, thanks for the great entertaining show men


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