by John Godber

Directed by Ruth Sullivan

Thursday 10th - Saturday 26th March, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Perfomed in repertory with Shakers by John Godber and Jane Thornton on alternate nights, with double-bills of both plays on Saturdays.

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Lucky Eric : Chris Frawley
Ralph : James Johnston
Judd : Kevin Furness
Les : Matthew Ibbotson


Production Team

Director : Ruth Sullivan
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Lucy Moss
Lighting Design : Samuel Littley
Sound Design : Ruth Sullivan

Stage Manager : Laurence Tuerk
Assistant Stage Managers : Roanne Insley, Ruth Sanderson
Lighting Operator : Jonathan Norris
Set Construction and Rigging : Keith Syrett, Wendy Parry, Rob Hebblethwaite, Jonathan Ringshall, Nick Insley, Isaac Insley, Eliza Insley and members of the cast and crew
Video Trailer : Ryan Williams

Chris Frawley
Chris Frawley joined in September 2021 and Bouncers will be his first production with the Tower. Originally from Belfast, Chris moved to Manchester as a student and performed in a number of short films, small theatre roles along with numerous theatre in education productions and murder mystery events. After many years away from performing Chris is excited to be involved with such a wonderful company and is looking forward to returning to the stage.
  James Johnston
James Johnston made his first appearance on the Tower stage in January 1989 in a production of Chicken Soup With Barley, although this was principally because his mother Carmel - playing the part of Bessie - was heavily pregnant with him at the time. After three decades of "resting" he returned to the Tower in September 2021 and has so far appeared as Richard in The Court Must Have a Queen and DC Moody in Maryland. This is his first full show.
Kevin Furness
This is Kevin Furness' sixth appearance with the Tower Theatre, having appeared in 1984, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pygmalion, Penny From Heaven and Port Authority. He's had a passion for acting since he was a child. As a teenager he appeared in productions with Tallaght Theatre Group. In 2019. he completed a 6-month course with the Independent Centre For Acting Training. One of the highlights of the training was being taught by theatre director, Mike Alfreds.
  Matthew Ibbotson
Matthew Ibbotson studied Drama at the University of East Anglia and joined the Tower in 2018. His performing credits include Sidney in Kafka's Dick, Luke in Gainsbourough's Girls and Major Calendar in A Passage To India. His extensive work with the Virtual Tower initiative contributed to him being named winner of the Frank Smith Award in 2020. Last year he directed the short play Strange Enchantment as part of the Love and Survival festival.
Ruth Sullivan
Ruth Sullivan has been a Tower member for 14 years and has performed, directed, choreographed and designed sound for many productions in that time. Her most recent play as a director for the Tower was King Charles III which was a large scale ensemble piece but she does have some experience of monologues, having performed in Happy Days. During the lockdown she was part of Virtual Tower and the Tower podcast, both directing and performing. As a Foley Artist she’s usually found in a dark studio, making sounds for TV drama and film (as well as an occasional foray into radio) and regularly works with directors such as Katie Mitchell and Simon McBurney to create and perform live theatre sound. She’s one of the Tower’s three Artistic Directors.