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John Godber’s The Scary Bikers cycle their way into London’s West End.
The Scary Bikers. Written and directed by John Godber A new comedy about life, love and staying on your bike! When retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet at a bereavement group, they thought they’d found a new beginning. But a bike ride through Europe would test their budding romance, and the road to love is rocky when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Join them on their hilarious and heartfelt journey, as they reconcile the past, debate the present and worry about the future. Whether they’re saddle sore in Southampton, blistered in Bordeaux or frazzled in Florence, one thing is for sure – it takes two to tandem! Starring the double BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning partnership of John Godber and Jane Thornton, whose feature film Last Laugh was released October 2017.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 (32 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Apr 6, 2019

    Absolutely fabulous.

  • Review Avatar Apr 6, 2019

    Loved it! as did our friends who came with us. Unlike, us, they had not cycled across France on a tandem to celebrate their 60th birthday - so I'd guess you could say that ours was a foregone conclusion of positivity.

  • Review Avatar Apr 7, 2019

    Enjoyable night out

  • Review Avatar Apr 8, 2019

    The play is imaginatively written and well acted. It is also topical because Brexit is a point of discussion. While fundamentally serious there is plenty to laugh at. In short, an entertaining production.

  • Review Avatar Apr 9, 2019

    Great venue, well written and acted play with some very funny moments-a great night out

  • Review Avatar Apr 11, 2019

    One of the funniest plays we have all seen in years. Magnificent.

  • Review Avatar Apr 11, 2019

    Very funny, believable 'conversation' between two people, with different experiences in society, at which I felt a welcome witness. Even though the topics ranged from personal, emotional and political my party left the theatre laughing.

  • Review Avatar Apr 12, 2019

    I came out happier than I went in. They were so good. It was moving and funny. Deserves a long run and a bigger stage though the audience did benefit from the intimacy. One sadness - though no fault of the production. So many of us remember the Whitehall - sadly no picture of Brian Rix that I could see.

  • Review Avatar Apr 13, 2019

    Excellent. Superb characters. Thought provoking though funny. We were sad when it finished, it felt too soon!

  • Review Avatar Apr 13, 2019

    Great Yorkshire humour. A play about life, loss and the human spirit.

  • Review Avatar Apr 13, 2019

    Poignant, very funny, superb acting, politically up to date and for me, as a keen cyclist, a well-observed routine being established on a long tour. Quite the very best 'intelligent' piece of entertainment I've seen for a very long time. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Avatar Apr 15, 2019

    Funny, charming, timely ... brilliantly written, acted and directed. In a small, intimate black box theatre, these two characters -- with absolutely no bitterness -- represent the bitter national divide over Brexit while getting on with their lives and warming the cockles of our hearts, making us remember how in love we actually are with our national character and each other -- and how utterly out of touch politicians are with the rest of us.

  • Review Avatar Apr 16, 2019

    Excellent. Reinforced the notion of theatre as a vehicle for debate through entertainment. Warm, witty and moving, it prove a tonic for one often jaded audience member.

  • Review Avatar Apr 17, 2019

    Excellent show very funny

  • Review Avatar Apr 17, 2019

    Absolutely excellent well worth our cancelled train home!!! What a brilliant pair. Thank you so much.

  • Review Avatar Apr 19, 2019

    Excellent short play with plenty of Northern grit and humour. Cyclists will love it.

  • Review Avatar Apr 20, 2019

    Fabulous comedy plus subtle allegory - entertainment at it's best.

  • Review Avatar Apr 21, 2019

    Excellent as usual from Mr G. Well balanced in terms of comedy, pathos and politics.

  • Review Avatar Apr 21, 2019

    Privilege to see John Godber in his own play. Funny, thought provoking and a joy to watch.

  • Review Avatar Apr 23, 2019

    Great heartwarming performance with some serious themes running through. Very enjoyable.