Updated Bouncers in Bury
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is thrilled to present John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield’s updated production of Bouncers, the international smash hit comedy telling the tales of a Yorkshire nightclub through the watchful eyes of its doormen (Mon 25 – Wed 27 Feb).
Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are back and telling the tales of Zoo! – a Yorkshire nightclub. Of lads and lasses, sticky floors and shots galore, and the early morning taxi home. Written by the multi award-winning John Godber, this modern classic will see the boys catapulted into the 21st century, with contemporary music and an updated script to boot, this one’s worth getting dressed up for!
Bouncers was originally written in 1977 and first produced at the Edinburgh Festival that same year, it has stood the test of time with many a famous face taking on the iconic script as well as schools across the country and beyond studying the piece. The play features in the book Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays (commissioned by the V&A Museum in 2014) and it has won countless awards including seven Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards in 1986.
This new production by The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield features Frazer Hammill (Teechers; Macbeth) as Lucky Eric; Lamin Touray (Wuthering Heights; The Biscuits) as Ralph; Duncan Riches (The Memory Project; Twelfth Night) as Les; and Peter McMillan (Great Expectations; Emmerdale) as Judd. The actors all multi-role in true Godber style and portray not only the Bouncers but the girls and boys who are out on the town too.
Bouncers is at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds for 4 performances, Mon 25 – Wed 27 Feb, and is recommended for ages 14+ due to adult themes and strong language.
Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/bouncers-2/ or visit the theatre in person.