Bouncers

A night out with the lads - or the lasses - is something that most of us have experienced in our teenage years, and that's the subject matter for John Godber's sharply observed comedy, Bouncers.

Flicking between the stories of the girls, boys and bouncers; each part of the evening's preparations - from start to drunken finish - is satirically characterised by four mean-looking (but soft at heart!) talented actors.

We're back in the eighties, and the soundtrack is distinctly pop. The girls are in the hairdressers, the boys are checking their breath doesn't smell (too bad) and the bouncers are considering which video to watch after the club has closed.

This is a slick production, with a staccato script that punches out gags fast and furious. Craig Calder's physical comedy is hilarious to watch - a talent akin to Lee Evans in his facial contortions.

Go see Bouncers - that is, if they'll let you in.

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The Blurb

We welcome you to a vision of the modern urban nightlife, to stag-nights and hen-dos, to drunken crying girls and gallons of booze. One of Scotland's best young casts tackles Godber's classic black comedy. 'Confident and sophisticated,' SCDA judges.

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