Gainsborough: Enter the comical world of the doorman in hit play Bouncers

Reform Theatre Company's production of John Godber's Bouncers is coming to Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough
Reform Theatre Company's production of John Godber's Bouncers is coming to Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough

The world of the nightclub doorman comes into comic focus in Gainsborough this weekend as Reform Theatre present John Godber’s acclaimed play Bouncers at Trinity Arts Centre.

It’s Friday night, it’s disco night - time for Bouncers to come alive.

Judd, Ralph, Les and Lucky Eric invite you for a night on the town in this hilarious and outrageous look back at the 80’s nightclub scene.

In the tatty, glitzy glamour and flashing lights we meet the smooth-talking DJ, the lager-swilling lads, the lip-sticked, lacquered girls and many more gyrating to the pulsating beat of the dance floor.

Susie and the girls are out on the town.

Kev and his mates are up for anything.

Slow dances and quick gropes, high hopes & dented dreams, chips and late-night kebabs

And so begins the journey into Friday night under the ever watchful, ever ready, ever observant Bouncers.

Bouncers was voted by the National Theatre as one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century and is just one of many Godber hits.

Known mainly for his observational comedies, Godber is now regarded as the third most performed British playwright in the UK behind William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn.

As well as Bouncers, he has also written hits like Up ‘n’ Under, Teechers, Seasons in the Sun, The Office Party, Gym and Tonic and Shakers.

He has also written for the TV shows Brookside and Grange Hill and in 2005, won two BAFTA awards for Odd Squad.

Bouncers is on Saturday (11th October) at 7.30pm and tickets priced £10 (£8 concessions) are available now from the box office on 01427 676655.

Please note: This play contains strong language.