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When was the last time you were barred by the bouncers?
Bouncers was written by British dramatist, John Godber in 198, and is a social commentary of four dour looking bouncers in suits and what happens at the end of the working week when the masses let their hair down and go out nightclubbing. This production is directed by David Paterson and Sherri Smith.
The four actors who play the bouncers cleverly jump between a cast of other characters, including a hairdresser primping the young women preparing for a big night on the town, a sleazy DJ, a naked woman in the shower, and the young men who spend their weekly pay packet hoping to "get lucky".
The play has been tweaked to resonate with the local audience, and although it shows an ugly side to human nature, the versatile actors ensure that there are lots of laughs along the way. The taxi ride home is just hilarious - and too close to the truth.
Presented by heartBeast Theatre, a Brisbane-based independent theatre company founded in 2010, this is intimate theatre, though please leave the under 18s at home for this high energy performance.
Bouncers is presenting at the Heritage listed Spring Hill Reservoir, just behind the Old Windmill on Wickham Terrace. This historic reservoir was built in the 1870's for the purpose of storing Brisbane's water from Enoggera Dam, and is worth a visit on its own merit. Be aware though that this means there is no disabled access to the theatre. You enter at ground level and then take the stairs six metres to the base to the intimate performance area. The good news is that there are bar facilities awaiting your arrival.
The Windmill at Wickham Terrace
Tickets and dates are available here and the performance commences at 7:30 pm, running through to Saturday, 31st of March, 2018. The two-hour performance includes an Intermission. Ticket prices are Concession $27.00 and Adults $33.00.
Spring Hill Reservoir, 230 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
There is no on-site parking, though off-street parking is available at Wilsons Parking (across the street from the reservoir) for $10 flat rate after 6.30pm weekdays and all day weekends.
Central Railway Station is an easy five-minute walk from the Spring Street Reservoir and Roma Street Station is just on double the distance, making public transport a very viable option.
Wickham Terrace may well be bustling in daylight hours with busy professionals doing what they do best, but on a rainy Saturday night, we were hard-pressed to find many eateries close to the theatre. I can recommend the Astor Metropole Hotel, two minutes down the road at 183 Wickham Terrace for a beverage and quick meal.
Bouncers is performance art at a fast pace, humorous, and with a message. Well worth making a night of it.
Great little performance. Heartbeast theatre productions worth noting eh. They haven't been around that long, but top notch on the night. High energy was right what's more. How they remembered all their lines has me shaking my head. Well worth the money.