|"Bouncers" by John Godber|
|Friday, 03 April 2009 13:57|
Lucky Eric - Richard Banks
Judd - Jason Down
Ralph - Rory Gordon
Les - Paul FriettFrom the opening night.....
"I haven't laughed like that for a long time. It would be a tragedy for anyone to miss this production. Cast, crew, and director - Bl**dy well done."
"Thoroughly enjoyed tonight Richard you were brilliant. THank you for such an enjoyable evening. Xx"
"My god Rory, what a talent we have in Riverside in you. Just incredible, well
done. Really enjoyed Bouncers tonight.
Paul, you were just wonderful tonight in Bouncers. Welldone
Jason you were amazing tonight. What a fantastic show, thorough enjoyed it. Well done matey. xxx"
The cast comprises Jason Down, Rory Gordon, Paul Friett & newcomer Richard Banks. These four chaps play all the parts in the show and are more or less permanently onstage, so it is a challenging piece with lots of lines to learn, luckily we have four lads who like a challenge, and they are rising to it brilliantly. Rehearsals have been a very disciplined affair, oh who am I kidding they’ve been great fun as we struggle to teach four men ranging from 17 to old enough to know better, how to walk as a woman, flirt as a woman and grapple with the complexities of the handbag. We are also enjoying being 19 again (those of us that have been there before) and trying desperately to get some very mild mannered men to pretend to be angry and aggressive, without giggling madly whenever anyone touches their neck because it tickles! (Jason!!)
This really is a great night out so call the box office and book, as we have a limited number of tickets. Join us early for a cocktail or two served in our VIP lounge by our friendly bar staff (Sharron & Dave xx) and let Lucky Eric and the boys treat you to a well deserved night of nostalgia as we go back to the eighties and remember getting ready together, slow dancing, waiting for a cab at 3 o'clock in the morning and the obligatory kebab stop.
I am thrilled to welcome Richard Banks to his first show with Riverside and hope that this is the beginning of a long Riverside Journey for him and it’s great to see Paul Friett returning for his first show since “Man for all Seasons”. I’m really pleased to be giving Rory his first role as an adult in an adult show and I am delighted to once again have the chance to direct the 2009 Suzi Fenlon spoken word award winner Jason Down.
Bouncers is a hilarious comedy set in a northern nightclub in the late 1980s. The cast comprises four men who play a host of characters including the bouncers, the lads out on the town, the teenage girls, hairdressers, barbers, hot-dog salesmen and a number of others whom we encounter along the way. It shows the characters throughout the day getting ready, the evening itself and the inevitable drunken cab ride home.
The show will run on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of October in Eynsford Village Hall and we will be presenting the show on a thrust stage using our new staging and our raked seating.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2009 11:46|