Police Cops

With tight abs, even tighter moves and slick choreography, Police Cops runs at a pace that will make your head spin and is silly, fun and very entertaining. These are three actors clearly living on a fringe diet of red bull, flyering and having fun.

These are three actors clearly living on a fringe diet of red bull, flyering and having fun

This show pokes fun at all those Hollywood bromance cop movies. You know the ones; rookie cop pals up with grumpy, legendary, alcoholic cop. Becoming inseparable they flaunt the system, lose their badges but still save the day. Police Cops lovingly borrows from those movies we've all seen a million times: Lethal Weapon, Top Gun, Point Break and uses them to create their own high speed pastiche.

Opening in either 2013 or 2030 (the audience weren’t entirely sure. Also why was the show set in the future at the beginning? This was lost on us all), we meet some teenagers: an alien, a human and a robot. After missing an enforced curfew they stumble upon their saviour, an old down-and-out human who was clearly someone in his day. He starts to tell them his life story and we head back to the past and hear the story of Police Cops. However we then never return to the future, leaving the story ending before we have closure on what happened to those teenagers. Confused? So were the audience, but it didn’t take away from all the fun we were all having.

Targeting a younger audience, and there were certainly non-stop giggles throughout the show from the 16-25 year olds in the audience, The Pretend Men certainly work hard and are a talented trio. With some critical friends to help them hone and develop the show further it could become a cult classic.

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The Blurb

Returning from sell-out runs at Soho Theatre, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Police Cops is This Theatre’s multi-award-winning, three-man cop parody featuring supercharged physical theatre, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.