By John Godber
Directed by Jane Thornton
To kick off Cast’s 10th birthday celebrations, the John Godber Company, in association with Cast, presents the iconic "Bouncers", a classic comedy and northern favourite. Join Les, Ralph, Judd and Lucky Eric as they relive a night in a Yorkshire disco in the 80s. Like a hideously funny Saturday Night Fever, the original Bouncers is back in town. Everyone will be there: the DJ, the girls, boys and the fish and chip van.
Originally premiering at the Edinburgh Festival in 1977, Bouncers is still one of the most performed plays in the UK today and is named as one of The National Theatre’s ‘Plays of the Century’.
Hilarious, vulgar, frenetic and highly physical, the play has become an international sensation, gathering awards from around the world. Often imitated but never beaten, the original Bouncers is eye-wateringly funny, celebratory and as relevant today as it ever was. With a pumping '80s soundtrack, this new production takes us back to the glorious highs when disco was king, and everyone lived for the weekend.
The tour opens at Cast between Wed 25 - Sat 28 January! It will also visit Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wigan Old Courts, Chesterfield Winding Wheel, Harrogate Theatre, Bridlington Spa, The Viaduct Halifax, The New Vic Stoke, and Hull Truck Theatre.
Frazer Hammill - Doncaster-born actor who has worked extensively with the John Godber Company and is proud to bring a fantastic night out to his home town; Frazer's screen credits include Emmerdale (ITV), The Heart of Thomas Hardy (BBC) and Justice League (Warner Bros).
George Reid - A musician and actor from the little Yorkshire town of Penistone, who began working with John Godber Company in 2022, playing Tom in Ruby and the Vinyl; George has performed at The Globe and toured twice with the Young Shakespeare Company in Macbeth (2018) and Romeo & Juliet (2019).
Lamin Touray - Manchester-based actor has worked with the John Godber Company since 2017 and is no stranger to Bouncers, having performed in the 2019 production; Lamin's TV credits include Doctors (BBC), All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5) and Coronation Street (ITV).
Tom Whittaker - Liverpool-born actor who has worked in stage and screen since graduating from LIPA in 2018; this will be Tom's first time working with the John Godber Company; his stage credits include The Love o the Nightingale (Sennheiser Studio), Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club (Above the Stag) and Momo and the Inevitable Decay of the House in the Forest (Hope Street Theatre).