Fresh from two sellout runs at London’s SOHO Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, POLICE COPS rides into Bridport.
The Pretend Men’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster delivers an action packed hour of adrenaline-fuelled physical theatre, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.
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
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 begin 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.
***** “The juggernaut of cheesy parody Americana has rolled into town" – edfestmag
**** “A joy to behold” - The Scotsman
Multi award-winning theatre company The Pretend Men create highly playful performances which combine inventive physical storytelling with their own brand of comedic text. Parody and satire are centred at the heart of their productions, where they integrate with creative, dynamic stagecraft, supercharged physical theatre and cinematic style. Imaginative concepts, exhilarating texts and musical flare, The Pretend Men create vibrant pieces of theatre that leave a lasting impression on their audiences.
Tickets are £12, available from Bridport Arts Centre: 01308 424204 / online and BearKat Bistro. Doors and bar open 7:30pm for a prompt 8pm start. Suitable for ages 14+