Edinburgh Festival Fringe Playbill Pick Police Cops: The Musical is playing a limited run at London's Southwark Playhouse. Get a first look at the campy musical in newly released production shots below.
We know what you're thinking: Is it possible to make the police funny? Show creators (and stars) Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson, and Tom Roe have wisely crafted their story around not actual police, but the titular Police Cops. In their telling, this group starts out as the real deal but soon go rogue and morph into a vigilante group more akin to The Avengers—but way more stupid. This motley crew beats the bad guys via acrobatic '80s dancing and babies on bungee cords.
This new musical, featuring songs by Ben Adams (Eugenius! The Musical), comes from comedy group Police Cops, with group creators Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson, and Tom Roe writing and starring. They're joined here by Melinda Orengo and Natassia Bustamante, with Mychele Lebrun and Ben Lancaster rounding out the company.
The Southwark Playhouse run features music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Rich Morris; sets and lighting by Andrew Exeter; sound by Charlie Smith; and casting by Pearson Casting.