Classic comedy Bouncers comes to Rotherham

By Michael Upton | 17/11/2017

Classic comedy Bouncers comes to Rotherham
Bouncers (left to right): Richard Wilshaw, Joe Brooke, David Mitchell and Kevin Jackson.

ROTHERHAM Rep are presenting John Godber’s classic comedy, Bouncers, at the Civic. 

Described by The Guardian as “not so much a play as it is a social phenomenon”, Bouncers is set in and around a northern nightclub called Mr Cinders, with the action focusing on the exploits of the four doormen and their customers. 

Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original “men in black” as they tell the tale of one night at a Yorkshire disco in the 80s. 

Everyone is out on the town — the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ, the late night kebab man and the taxi home, all under the watchful eyes of the Bouncers.

As one of the most-performed plays of the 20th century, Bouncers gives a vivid picture of the relentless hedonism of northern nightlife with its raw energy, flashing disco lights and raucous lads and lasses out on the town. 

Those of a certain age will remember nights out in the 80s and if you’re younger, you’ll get an insight into the antics of your parents. 

Rep spokeswoman Sheila Halse said: “Throughout the week of Bouncers, the Civic Theatre bar will be open both before and after the show and the cast and crew would love it if people joined them for a drink. 

“Bouncers is a short play so why not join the cast for a drink afterwards?”

Bouncers is at the Civic from Tuesday, November 21, to Friday, November 24, at 7.30pm. 

Tickets are £9 (concessions £8) from the box office on 01709 823621 or 01709 823640 or online at

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