JOHN GODBER'S "BOUNCERS" - SCRIPTED ASSESMENT
Bouncers - an ensemble by John Godber portrays lager-swilling lads, lipsticked, lacquered girls, all gyrating to the pulse of the dance floor; whilst out in the freezing cold skulk the ever watchful, ever ready, ever observant yet brutish bouncers - Lucky Eric, Jud, Les and Ralph. And so begins the journey into the secrets of a Friday night.
Both plays are similar to each other, not just in staging but also in textual context.
A favourable character throughout "Bouncers" was the character Les, also know as Kev and Cheryl. Kev I would describe as a stereotypical lad, not that bright with a fondness for lager. Les, a man of very little words and as for Cheryl, a clichéd ditzy northern lass with a good heart.
Each character was interesting in their own right
The whole cast came across as very enthusiastic and portrayed a variety of ideas.
The opening "Bouncers" introduced the lads and the girls, which smoothly ran into the opening scene at the hairdressers.
With each character I saw a certain item that the audience could associate with. For example as Cheryl her top would be tied up, however as a bouncer...