Dates and Times
Tue 20 Oct 2015 to Thu 22 Oct 2015 at 9pm
Presented by This Theatre
Winner: The Stage Award for Acting Excellence (Ensemble), at Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Present day: 1976. Straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death, and he’s got to go it alone. With the help of his new partner, a disgraced, retired renegade named Harrison, the pair begins to unearth the soily secrets that the case holds. Police Cops is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car. Oh…and the steering wheel is made out of guns.
Winner of the prestigious Pulse Festival Suitcase Award 2015, Police Cops is This Theatre’s latest theatrical offering, a three-man comedy show which parodies the ever popular American police drama genre. This Theatre – “skilful, witty and smart” (China Plate) – use cinematic imagery, physical storytelling and nothing more than a suitcase worth of props and set to present their award-winning new play Police Cops: three clowns’ best attempt at a high-octane, action-packed, adrenaline fuelled US blockbuster… live on stage.
What the press say:
“So what makes this show so special? Well, the writing hits an impressive high [and] they’re a supremely generous ensemble, putting in supercharged performances with a physicality that puts them firmly in Total Theatre territory. And their connection with the audience is unbeatable” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Stage, Aug 2015
“This exhilarating action spoof [features] three hyperactive actors whose earnestly pitch-perfect performances and impressive physical timing are a joy to behold… A kinetic mini-triumph” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Scotsman, Aug 2015
About the company
This Theatre create highly playful performances which combine Lecoq-inspired physical work with their own brand of comedic text. Parody and satire are at the heart of their productions, where they integrate with creative, dynamic stagecraft and an innovative cinematic style. This use imaginative concepts, exhilarating texts and musical flare to create vibrant pieces of theatre.