Tryst bounces back with tough nut nights in Larbert

Tryst Theatre toughens up for new show 'Bouncers'
Tryst Theatre toughens up for new show 'Bouncers'
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Two members of Tryst Theatre are dusting off their old tuxedos to reprise their hilarious hardman roles from the early 90s.

The local theatre group is staging the X-rated comedy ‘Bouncers’ at Larbert’s Dobbie Hall in December.

Tryst first got to grips with John Godber’s knockabout slice of North of England nightlife in the old Larbert High School back in the year of our Lord 1992, with young thesps Jim Allan and Allan Clark taking on the tough guy roles of “Lucky Eric” and “Les” – roles which they will muscle up for again over two decades down the line.

‘Bouncers’ is a tale of a hard day’s night for four door stewards at a popular nightclub, with close to the knuckleduster laughs and action aplenty as the quarrelsome quartet deal with the club’s clientele – who are sailing six, if not seven, sheets to the wind.

Helping Jim and Allan get back into character are Brian Paterson and Brian Tripney as Ralph and Judd – and a whole host of other lowlifes.

Jim, who is also directing the play, said: “In the glare of the seedy club’s flashing lights we meet the smooth-talking DJ, the lager-swilling lads, the lipsticked, lacquered girls, the late-night kebab man and many more.

“In all, the four actors play over 50 different characters.”

No one who has seen the play will forget the scene when the four main characters settle down to watch a blue movie, which then starts to run in reverse.

Jim said: “The play has been staged all over the world, collecting celebrity fans, including Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson and Sean Connery.

“‘Bouncers’ is like watching four stand-up comedians, with all the guys spraying out fabulous one-liners. It’s an outrageous parody of ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

“Fast, frantic and fantastically funny, ‘Bouncers’ will be a hoot and perfect light relief on a dark December night.”

Bouncers, which is definitely for adults only, will grace the Dobbie from December 8 to 10 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Tryst 24-hour booking line on 07597981949 or from the Box Office on (01324) 715886.