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Written and directed by John Godber. Performed by John Godber and Jane Thornton. A new comedy about life, love and staying on your bike!

When retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet by chance after both suffering a loss, 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.



The Reviews Hub 

‘his writing is as sharp as ever’ 

Yorkshire Post 


‘the acting is superb – moving, heart-warming and heart-breaking’ 

Customer Reviews

13 reviews
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2 May 2019

I went to see ‘Scary Bikers’ with my children, who are half German, my son’s girlfriend who is half Italian and a friend. All of whom are in then process of applying for dual nationality due to fears over Brexit! As well as a staunch remainer friend. The acting and comic timing of the piece was stupendous. The ability to move the audience from one emotion to another equally seemless in its timing and simplicity. My staunch remainer friend, fully empathised with Don’s character and could relate to him. The Leitmotif of personal disbelief & loss was mirrored in the second act by the -post referendum - nationwide disbelief & loss. I loved the intimacy of the studio theatre. The physical expressions were so powerful and made you feel like part of the action. Three years after the referendum and still no wiser to what the future holds, Scary Bikers leaves you questioning your own opinions of our political system! I would highly recommend this play to anyone regardless of which side of the political fence you sit on.

Penelope Lowe
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27 Apr 2019

I read an excellent review of Scary Bikers in The Week magazine and bought tickets for my husband's birthday as he loves bikes and follows the all the Brexit news with interest. We were not disappointed - we roared with laughter, were touched by the bereavements both characters experienced and enjoyed the atmosphere of this small, intimate venue. An absolute delight!

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20 Apr 2019

Very funny play. Very topicAl and a good take on Britain this year . Probably aimed at the older age group who would recognise themselves in one or other of the characters. Laughter reigned in this intimate theatre

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19 Apr 2019

An excellent performance of a very funny and cleverly written play. Well worth seeing regardless of your views on Brexit or your ability to ride a bike.

Nina Mauduit
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17 Apr 2019

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Theatre staff all lovely, helpful and friendly. The show was great. Felt very intimate as it’s such a small studio but that made it even better as the audience feels like a fly on the wall. Most enjoyable evening.


Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase

Good To Know

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. 

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email - please print this email and bring it with some identification to the Box Office to collect your tickets

We recommend you arrive 30-40 minutes before the show start time to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

When Can I Go

2nd April to 27th April

  • Evening Performances & Time MON-SAT at 19:45
  • Matinee Performances & Time THURS & SAT at 15:00


Where Do I Go

Trafalgar Studios, London,14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

By Bus

3 11 12 24 23 77a 88 91 139 159 453

By Tube

Charring Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo) are with 5 minutes walk of the theatre.