An award-winning comedy that spoofs 70s American cop dramas, is coming to Chester for one night only this month.
“Police Cops”, from The Pretend Men, will visit St. Mary’s Creative Space on St. Mary’s Hill, Chester on Wednesday, October 26 at 7.30pm.
It’s 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 retired renegade named Harrison, the pair begin to unearth the secrets that the case holds.
The Pretend Men’s critically-acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster combines inventive physical storytelling with their own brand of comedic text.
This highly playful, action-packed piece of theatre integrates dynamic stagecraft with supercharged physical comedy and musical flair.
Speaking ahead of the show, The Pretend Men’s Nathan Parkinson said: “We’ve been totally overwhelmed by the critical response and public reaction to Police Cops especially considering it’s our very first offering of work.
“When we came together a year ago to put our original conceit for the production into practice our aim was to create a high quality piece of theatre, sophisticated in both it’s comedy style and theatricality, and thanks to the support we’ve received from The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, The New Diorama Theatre London and Arts Council England we’ve been able to realise our ambitions.
'We can’t wait to bring the show to new audiences'
He added: “Last year we were fortunate enough to win the Pulse Festival Suitcase Award, and under the mentorship of China Plate the show has gone from strength to strength, winning several awards up and down the country. We have just returned from a sell out run at Edinburgh Festival 2016 and Cape Town Fringe 2016 and we can’t wait to bring the show to new audiences on our UK tour this Autumn!”
The show forms part of Cheshire Rural Touring Arts’ (CRTA) autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.
The Pretend Men will take the “Police Cops” to two further Cheshire venues later in the season. They will head to The Lion Salt Works in Northwich on Thursday, November 24, followed by a performance at Adderley Village Hall on Friday, November 25.
Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages 12+, can be booked directly from the venue by calling 07854 550 549.
For any enquiries about any of the shows please contact CRTA by either emailing email@example.com or calling 01244 972835.
The full CRTA autumn season can be found at www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk