Stand By

"Genuine, funny and tragic"
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Director Joe Douglas and his team unleash a powerful tidal-wave of pent-up energy and emotion."
★★★★ The Scotsman on Bloody Trams
"Dialogue that is smart, sharp and funny"
Exeunt Magazine
The Scotsman
Audiences are asked to wear single-earpiece headphones. This show takes place at the Army Reserve Centre, 89 East Claremont St
_ Time: 18.45
_ Duration: 75 mins
_ Venue: Army @ the Fringe
_ Age Suitability: 16+

Four police officers attend a domestic dispute which may turn violent; they are on ‘stand by’, waiting for the go ahead to enter the flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. We wait with them, experiencing their intense relationships forged through the stress of the job; their banter and boredom; and the tensions that reach boiling point. Written by former police officer Adam McNamara, and directed by Joe Douglas, Stand By shows the modern-day police service laid bare.

Press & reviews
  • Independent - read
  • Joyce McMillan - read
  • Exeunt Magazine - read
  • ★★★★ - Broadway Baby - read
  • ★★★★★ - Daily Business Magazine - read
  • ★★★★★ - Ed Fest Mag - read
  • ★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide - read
  • ★★★★ - The Stage - read
  • ★★★★ - The 730 Review - read
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