This unusual mixed-media double bill highlights two aspects of the career of Coventry writer Geoff Thompson.
A former doorman on the city's nightclubs for nine years, he has mined his experiences for a number of autobiographical and fictional works, including in this case a theatre monologue and a BAFTA-winning short film.
In Doorman, Craig Conway plays Tony, a professional hardman with a fund of stories about the troublemakers he and his colleagues make it their pleasure as well as their business to cut down to size: "This bloke went back in time - when he woke up his clothes were out of fashion..."
It's interesting how Tony's vocabularly repeatedly presents violence as sleep-inducing, though in other respects it is graphic in its description of displaced teeth and bloody holes in flesh. The paradox is that in the course of maintaining order a line can all too easily be crossed that leads to a prison cell, as eventually happens to Tony.
On the way, we are given an insight into the corrosive effect the infection of violence can have on family life.
It is given a remarkable performance by Craig Conway. He doesn't get the benefit of any really funny lines to help build an early rapport with the audience, but nevertheless Tony's depth and plausibility builds steadily over an hour.
The actor's final bow has to wait, though, until Bouncer has been screened. This renowned ten-minute short starring Ray Winstone essentially cuts the same material in a different way, and the contrast with a discursive live monologue helps make its concision and intricate construction even more striking.
* Running time: One hour 15 minutes (no interval). Until Saturday.