An international smash-hit comedy
is returning to Larbert after a twenty-two year absence.
Described as “outrageous five-star X-rated hilarity”,
Bouncers by John Godber is the tale
of one Friday night in a Northern nightclub, with the
non-stop action focusing on the exploits of the four
thuggish doormen and their drunken customers.
Tryst Theatre first performed the multi award-winning
play in the old Larbert High School in 1992 and have
decided to bring it back to the town’s Dobbie
Hall in December...with two of the four actors reprising
their original roles!
Jim Allan and Alan Clark once again take on the parts
of Lucky Eric and Les while Brian Paterson and Brian
Tripney join them as Ralph and Judd.
In the tatty glamour, loud music and flashing lights
of the seedy club we meet the smooth-talking DJ, the
lager-swilling lads, the lipsticked, lacquered girls,
the late-night kebab man and many more – in all
the four actors play over fifty different characters!
In one of the funniest scenes the audience will split
their sides as the four men sit down to watch a blue
movie...which then decides to run backwards.
The play has been staged all over the world and has
collected its share of celebrity fans – Steven
Spielberg, Jack Nicholson and Sean Connery have all
raved about it, with Connery apparently interested in
making it into a film.
“Bouncers should be like watching
four stand-up comedians as they all have so many fabulous
one-liners,” reckons Jim Allan who also directs.
“It’s an outrageous parody of Saturday Night
Fever but although the play is very funny, underneath
it’s actually quite pathetic.
“As it says in the opening of the play, "all
human life is here" - it's a midnight circus.
“Fast, frantic and fantastically funny, Bouncers
will be a hoot and perfect for a dark December night,”
Bouncers, which has strong language,
will be staged in Larbert’s Dobbie Hall from December
8-10 at 7.30pm nightly. Tickets - £10 and £7
(concessions) - are available from the Tryst 24-hour
booking line on 07597 981 949 or from the Box Office
on 01324 715886.