ALRA North Alumni heads to The Old Courts with John Godber’s Bouncers

The Old Courts are gearing up to welcome the iconic ‘Bouncers’ to the theatre. This Multi-award winning global hit tells the story of one night in a Yorkshire disco in the glorious 1980’s, told through the eyes of the ever-watching doormen Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph.

In an interview, cast member and ALRA North Graduate, Lamin Touray spoke to us about what audiences can expect and a little insight into his acting career along with a little advice to budding actors. The British Gambian Actor, has worked across Theatre, Television, Radio, and Film.

Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into acting?

I started getting seriously interested in acting when I was 14 years old my drama teachers at high school really encouraged me, it was one of the only lessons I enjoyed. I’ve never looked back.

What Character will you be playing in Bouncers?

I’ll be playing the role of Judd

What can audiences expect from this play?

A good night out at the theatre taking you back to the 80s night on the town ! It’s fast pace, brilliant writing and  is absolutely hilarious.

How does it feel to be performing back in the town where you studied acting?

I came to Wigan 9 years ago to start studying acting full time on a 3 year course and lived just over the road from the old courts it’s going to feel surreal coming back.

What advice would you give to those trying to break into the performance industry, particularly Northern actors?

My advice would be to work hard be committed by going to acting classes and be around like minded people join a local youth theatre watch great TV, theatre and film. Take your craft seriously but never take yourself to seriously most importantly have fun.

What other upcoming projects have you got lined up?

I’m currently in the new series of Waterloo Road which is on Tuesday nights on BBC One at 8PM. You can also catch my first guest lead role in an episode of Doc


Don’t Miss out on Bouncers at The Old Courts on 8th February!