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Police Cops: The Musical

Assembly George Square Studios


The Police Cops team have been visiting the festival since 2017 and in that time Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson and Tom Roe have built up a loyal following ready to lap up their homage to everything that was (and wasn’t) great about your favourite cop films of the 70s and 80s.  This time they are back with everything that people loved about previous Police Cops shows but now with added songs, and do you know what, it absolutely works.

Just as the show begins we are told that there is an understudy in place tonight (Parkinson is absent) which might normally mean a drop off in performance.  We could absolutely not notice as understudy Ben Lancaster, along with fellow newcomers to the cast Melinda Orengo and Natassia Bustamante, are all brilliant.  The five strong ensemble are all having a huge amount of fun on stage and this transfers to the audience who are lapping up all of it, I haven’t laughed for so long and so loud at a Fringe show in years.

The visual gags are superb, the physical comedy is excellent (as are the physiques) and the songs are the cherry on the top of this fantastically layered cake.  That we were still singing a few of the songs a couple of days later is testament to the song writing as well as the comedy.

This was the highlight of my festival.  Buy your tickets quickly before this sells out, transfers to the West End and they never return to the Fringe.

Police Cops: The Musical is on at George Square

Studios until August 28th (not Wednesdays)

Tickets available here

Police Cops: The Musical
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