USA, 1985: Rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson joined the force to protect, serve, and avenge his sister’s death...
But now Jimmy's in deep, partnered up with a disgraced, renegade Police Cop and leaned on by a racist Chief.
With guns loaded and safety catches off, Jimmy’s on a freewheeling adventure from the mean streets of America to the back-alleys of Mexico – where destiny awaits in the form of grizzled Mexican ex-Police Cop Juanita Gonzalez.
Multi-award-winners Police Cops present a cinematic comedy blockbuster joyride full of grit, guns and uncompromising facial hair – all set to a blasting 80s power-pop soundtrack. Featuring an expanded ensemble and original songs, their unique physical comedy mayhem is supercharged for their most ambitious show yet.
Content: The show contains flashing lights, loud music and sound effects, explicit language and moments of comic profanity.
Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre. Co-commissioned by The Lowry and New Wolsey Theatre.
Quotes & Reviews
'Unbeatable physical cop parody... The writing hits an impressive high.'
★★★★★ The Stage on Police Cops
'A joy to behold'
★★★★ The Scotsman on Police Cops
'Relentless in its hilarity... constant laughter'
★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag on Police Cops
Winners: The Stage Award for Best Ensemble.
About Police Cops:
Multi award-winning Police Cops create riotously playful performances combining inventive physical storytelling, cinematic action and sharp-shooting satire. Their previous shows Police Cops, Police Cops in Space and Badass Be Thy Name have enjoyed sell-out runs across the world from the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre to international festivals and a sell-out Off-Broadway run.
Ensemble: Zachary Hunt, Tom Roe, Miztli Rose, Gabriella Leon & Nathan Parkinson
Created by Police Cops (Zachary Hunt, Tom Roe, Nathan Parkinson)
Original music by Ian Coulter and Bobby Goulder
Lyrics by Police Cops and Bobby Goulder
Co-direction by Matt Harrison
Design by Rhys Jarman
Lighting by Adam Bottomley
Dance choreography by Barbara Blanka
Fight direction by Joseph Reed
Additional vocal arrangements by Megan Hughes
We want to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who's made this show possible by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign:
Alasdair Lindsay, Alex Romeo, Alex Winter, Alice Rayner, Alison Hunt, Ami Jones, Amy, Andrew Rayner, Barry, Becca Roach, Ben Turner, Botond, Brian Rust, Chairman Barnes, Chris Ayers, Christina Malcolm, Conor Skilbeck, Daniel Saunders, David Byrne, David Silsby, Dolores Hill, Dom, Don, Eva Thomas-Tudo, Fiona Craig, George Holroyd, Gerry King, GGNYC, Graham Fitzgerald, Greg Palin, Greine Jordan, Harrison Clark, Heather Stewart, Helen Matravers, Holly, Holly Earl, J Bidmead, James, James Broomer, James Coulbault, James Purdy, James Seabright, Jason Lower, Jillian Rayfield, Jo, Jonathan Lester, Josh Hardman, Josie Rattigan, JSJ, Karen hunt, Kevin Thurlwell, Lottie, Louis, Louisa Spicer, Lyndsey Jackson, Lynne Risely Bedford, Mark Woodcock, Matt Strachan, Matthew Rowbotham, Megan, Miro Paskov, Mitchell Sparks, Paul Bradshaw, Pete Granby, Peter Dudas, Peter Flanagan, Porl Cooper, Rad, Ramzi Shammas, Rebecca, Rebecca Wood, Richard Lockington, Rob Morris, Robert, Ronald Balzan, Ruth Hannan, S Barrett, Sarah Smith, Sasha, Simon Maeder, Steph Cunnah, Stephen Hind, Steven Gray, Stewart van Ark, Timothy Chow, Tina Strack, Toni Hunter, TRV, Vicky Glynn, Will, Zoe Williamson.
You will live long in our hearts and our taches.