Venue: Main House
Date: Wed 05 Sep - Sat 08 Sep
Time: 7.30pm (4pm Sat matinee, 8pm Sat evening)
Produced by: Watershed Productions
Written by: John Godber
Directed by: John Godber
Fri 07 Sep 2012
Written by Charles Hutchinson
This is a watershed production in more ways than one for John Godber. Rather than being a cash cow for Hull Truck as it so often was, his 35th anniversary remix of Bouncers is a touring show that rather mischievously will visit Hull New Theatre as part of the Upton playwright’s post-Truck new age.
Mon 10 Sep 2012
Imagine a standard night out and the lead-up to it, followed by a heavy night of inebriation complete with appalling dancing to chart music and various failed attempts to pull. The next day is a complete blur. This is the picture that was painted by John Godber’s play, Bouncers being performed at the York Theatre Royal. The play was first put on in 1977, undergoing fresh takes for each new generation, but still retained the not too classy nightclub called ‘Asylum’ as its setting.
Mon 10 Sep 2012
Written by Gabrielle James
John Godber's play Bouncers is, as the title would suggest, about clubbing. What had made Godber's work a seminal part of the history of British theatre is its innovative theatrical style and its ability to provide a perfect snapshot of a typical club night out. Now studied by many GCSE drama students, Godber himself describes the play as "an evening of poetry and mime", which it is, in essence. However, this show and this production are a whole lot more than that.
Four girls out to have fun.
Fours lads out to pull girls.
Four men who’ve seen it all before.
Meet Ralph, Les, Judd & Lucky Eric as they prepare for another night on the door, another crowd on the floor.
The shots are slamming and the cocktails are flowing free. Susie and the girls are out on the town, Kev and his mates are up for anything! Slow dances & quick gropes, high hopes & dented dreams, chips & late-night kebabs – and the Bouncers see it all!
Ace Bhatti - Eastenders, Spooks, The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, the Sarah Jane Adventures and New Tricks.
Don Gilet - Johnny Lindo in Babyfather, Detective Sgt Nicky Cole in 55 Degrees North and Eastenders.
William Ilkley - Hollyoaks, Holby City, Emmerdale and The Royal.
Ian Reddington - Tricky Dicky in Eastenders and Vernon Tomlin in Coronation Street.
Fri 31 Aug 2012
There are five blokes in the room, big blokes. Scary looking big blokes. And the biggest one of all is shouting out orders.
Fri 24 Aug 2012
York Press Arts Editor Charles Hutchinson speaks to playwright John Godber about just how Bouncers is still relevant today.