Bouncers and Shakers

by John Godber
and Jane Thornton

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It's time to let your 80s hair down and get ready for a big night out, with not one, but two Godber classics.

Start the evening in the disco, where Ralph, Judd, Les and Lucky Eric, your friendly local Bouncers, will take you on a journey through the lives of the many and varied customers who enter through their well-managed doors.

After a brief interval, join waitresses, Nicki, Mel, Carol and Adele in oh-so trendy cocktail bar Shakers, and observe their portrayal of the people whose patronage both pays their bills and gives them aggro.

Written in the 1980s, and retaining all the 'charm' of that era, yet still every bit as relevant and relatable today, we present a back-to-back showing of John Godber and Jane Thornton's Bouncers and Shakers. At rip-roaring speed, over two one-act plays, our eight actors employ physical and vocal humour to play multiple roles, giving you a glimpse into the lives of dozens of different characters. Wince at some, cringe at others, but above-all, laugh with our Bouncers and Shakers.

Please note, these plays feature adult themes and moderate swearing

at the Welsh Church Hall
881 High Road Leytonstone
E11 1HR

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In advance £8 (£5 concessions)
On the door £9 (£6 concessions)
Special rate for parties*

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Fri 7th September 2018, 8pm
Sat 8th September 2018, 2.30pm and 8pm

Fri 14th September 2018, 8pm
Sat 15th September 2018, 2.30pm* and 8pm

*The 2.30pm performance on 15th September will be BSL signed.

*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door

Ralph Ian Martin
Judd Thom Faulkner
Les Ian Reed-Golden
Lucky Eric Tom Cannon
Carol Beth Coldridge
Mel Paskell Méal
Nicki Danielle Keene
Adele Charlotte Payne
Director (Bouncers) Neil Bird
Director (Shakers) Anna Treadway
Producer Julie Rickwood
Lighting Robert Bettelheim
Sound Stephen Wess
Stage Managers Lynne Mackie, Stuart Clark
Set Construction Steve Cahill-Hayes, Sharon Trotter,
Alex Burton
Make Up Lucy Moss
Choreography David Thompson
Front of House Managers Sarah Flanagan, Ian Powell,
Jenny Moorby
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design: Anna Treadway