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Bouncers back by popular demand for a two-week run at Belfast's MAC theatre

Bouncers returns to the MAC in Belfast this weekend

JOHN Godber’s humorous and provocative Bouncers is back at the MAC by popular demand this weekend for a two-week run, having previously been staged there just last April.

Set over the course of one night in a 1980s nightclub, Bouncers is a darkly funny play about the characters and shenanigans of a Belfast disco, told with inimitable Northern Ireland wit by the club’s doormen – played by Ciaran Nolan, Conor Grimes and Chris Robinson, with Seán Kearns making his dickie-bowed debut this time round too.

"We were overwhelmed with the response to the show in April, and are delighted to have Bouncers return to our stage this autumn," the MAC’s creative director, Simon Magill, says of the Zoe Seaton-directed show, co-produced by the north coast-based Big Telly Theatre Company.

With performances described in The Irish News earlier this year as "superb", and with "passages of sublime humour", the drama plays out to the beat of an 80s soundtrack, while the MAC’s usual theatre space will be transformed once again into an intimate jazz-club – the Luminaire Club – throughout.

:: Bouncers, The MAC, Belfast, September 21-October 5; details and booking at themaclive.com

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