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.
at dawn for the Bouncers
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'.
outside in the freezing cold, skulk the ever-watchful, ever-ready,
boys in black; Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph
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.
'As sparklingly fresh and hysterically funny as ever'
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!
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.
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!
our interview with John Altman >>
26-Nov-2003 12:00:54 GMT
was fantastic, totally hillarious, to be watched over and over.
Defenetly recomended, thanks for the great entertaining show