'The Scary Bikers' by John Godber
The Scary Bikers is an exciting, hilarious and touching new work from renowned playwright John Godber featuring an odd couple who embark on a tandem ride through Europe. The play features Godber himself alongside actress Jane Thornton, and it examines the effect of the 2016 Referendum on this new relationship.
Retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet at a bereavement group, but a tandem ride through Europe tests their budding romance as their stances clash post Brexit vote. Don is chippy and prejudiced, but Carol is out of touch. They need to try and understand each other to get the tandem back home to Yorkshire.
It opened at the Theatre Royal Wakefield on 8 February 2018 and then successfully toured around the rest of the UK, receiving high acclaim.
JOHN GODBER honed his writing skills on Grange Hill and Brookside and went on to become the third most performed playwright after Alan Ayckbourn and Shakespeare. Bouncers and Teechers have become seminal works with the former on the National Curriculum and as well as winning countless awards, also featured in Played In Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays, an app which was published by the V&A Museum and charts the top 100 plays from 1945 to 2010.
Born into a Yorkshire mining family, Godber’s plays are known for their Northern warmth and accessibility – with two handers of people thrown together being one of his strengths.