U.K. Tour Spring 2017
Created and Performed by The Pretend Men
Dramaturg | Nasi Voustas
Lighting Design | Adam Bottomley
SUITABLE FOR AGES: 12+
Following sellout runs at London’s Soho Theatre, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016, The Cape Town Fringe 2016 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Police Cops is coming to town! THE PRETEND MEN’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster comes to Rye Creative Centre for an action packed hour of adrenaline fuelled physical comedy, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.
PRESENT DAY (of 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 his partner Harrison). The pair begin digging and soon 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 did I mention…the steering wheel is made out of guns.
WINNER – ‘Cape Town Fringe Best International Show 2016′
WINNER – ‘The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015’
WINNER – ‘Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2015’
WINNER – ‘Pulse Festival Suitcase Award 2015’
WINNER – ‘VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award 2016’
WINNER – ‘IYAF Best Comedy Show Award 2016’
WINNER – ‘IYAF Best Theatre Award 2016’
★★★★★ “Unbeatable physical cop parody” – The Stage
★★★★★ “The juggernaut of cheesy parody” – EdFestMag
★★★★★ “The best comedy show of 2015″ – The New Current
★★★★★ “An absolute jewel in the crown” – The Argus
★★★★ “The Pajama Men meets Max and Ivan” – Herald Sun
★★★★ “A joy to behold” – Scotsman
Police Cops is supported in development by The New Wolsey Theatre, The New Diorama Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Council England.
Long Weekend Pass
If you would like to attend all three Wry Rye Comedy performances, click here to buy a Long Weekend Pass.
On the day of the performance, limited places will be available for a 90 minute workshop aimed at students offering an introduction to devising comedy, story craft and improvisation. Please contact Sam Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07939 390 036 for more information and to book a place. The workshop is a separate charge and can only be purchased via Sam Williams.
DOORS OPEN: 19:00
Disabled Access and toilet facilities, Free Parking on site, Bar