'Disposing of the Body'
'Bouncers' & 'Shakers'
Wed 20th - Sat 23rd October 2010
South Holland Centre, Spalding
... an absolute
Notes from the Directors ...
'Bouncers' is all about life's limitations, and as such is a truly scary play. Set in the 1980's, in a seedy club policed by four Neanderthal doorman before the days of regulation, it could just as well be a commentary on today's youth subculture. Fashions and language may change, the drinks are more expensive now, but attitudes remain fixed. The laughs in the script (and there are many) ring hollow as we hope and pray that in the words Jarvis Cocker's 'Common People'..."you'll never watch your life slide out of view, and dance and drink and screw, because there's nothing else to do".
Directing 'Bouncers' has been a joy, with a cast whose vitality, versatility and exuberance has made rehearsals more of a raucous party than a chore. Despite the limited props, the fabulous four have been able to switch, totally convincingly, from the title characters, to giddy teenage girls, to daft lads out for a laugh. Only Lucky Eric, the veteran bouncer, comes remotely close to articulating the futility of his life and those he meets in the course of his brutal calling. For the rest, it's tiny triumphs, routine disappointment and the certainty that things can NEVER get better....