Stand By

19:00, 21 - 23 Mar

Officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute, which may turn violent, they are on stand by; waiting to enter a flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. We wait with them, experiencing the relationships, forged through the stress of the job and the turmoil of being caught between following orders and protecting themselves.

Written by a former police officer, Stand By shows the modern-day police service laid bare.

In a unique performance, audiences are asked to wear single-earpiece headphones, as Police Officers do, to tell this urgent story in a multi-sensory way.

 

Access info

Audience members are welcome to use their own headsets if they prefer. Headphones will need a 3.5mm jack to connect to the sound system.


Written by Adam McNamara Directed by Joe Douglas and Jo Rush Produced by Scottish Theatre Producers, in association with Beacon Arts Centre


Reviews

★★★★★Ed Fest Mag
★★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre
★★★★★ Daily Business Mag
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★The List
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ The 730 Review