Marc played Ralph in

Hull Truck Theatre's 30th Anniversary Tour of


Written and Directed by John Godber


Hull Truck Theatre, Bouncers 2007
Images © Louise Buckby



"The performance offered by Marc Bolton as Ralph is superb..."

Jason Millar, The Oxford Mail 

"Marc Bolton, solid as Ralph, revels in taking Sexy Suzy to extremes"

Steve Orme, Buxton Online

"...overwhelming...slick teamwork...impresses from the outset...pure poetry in motion..."

Eileen Gray, Doncaster Free Press

"...has to be seen to be believed...the actors...are, quite simply, brilliant"

Chrissie Sheaf, Oxford Online

"...mercurial performances of the quartet...the four actors...are all excellent, with spot-on timing and physical comedy skills..."

Laura Sonier, Eastbourne Herald

"...near-perfect...fresh, fast and extremely funny...the humour is quick and the laughs hearty..."

Lauren Rogers, Worcester News

"Marc Bolton, Matthew Booth, Jack Brady and James Hornsby...relish their roles, embuing the piece with energy and enthusiasm"

 Courtney King, The Argus

"...thanks to a wonderful cast who deserved their curtain calls..."

Edward Baker, The Sheffield Star

"...this is a slick, well-acted production..."

Jane Tadman, Sheffield Telegraph

"...brilliantly told...superb and skilful..."

Jeremy Miles, Bournemouth Daily Echo

"A grand night out...waves of spontaneous applause...the actors shuttling between the characters at a heart-racing pace...contrasted to brilliant effect..."

Hull Daily Mail

"The four actors....are just superb"

Ivan Howlett, East Anglian Daily Times



It's Friday night. The air is thick with excitement and eau de Lynx. The week is out and the games are about to begin…

A shot of Dutch courage and one last mirror check before it's out the door in search of true love and oblivion. The beer is flowing, the floor is filling and the hormones are flying!

As the club heats up, the men in black are out in the cold; Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph; watching, waiting and ready for anything. Keeping one eye on trouble and the other on the ladies, our four mighty bouncers take us on a hilarious journey through the highs and lows of British club culture.

Voted by the National Theatre as one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century.

" the most successful popular theatre piece of the decade" The Guardian

"extremely funny" Sunday Telegraph

"you'll be rolling in your seats and bursting at the seams" Daily Mirror