Produced by Utter, in association with The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Four Police 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. 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.
"Genuine, funny and tragic" ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"A first-rate production by a polished cast" ★★★★★ Daily Business Magazine
"A powerful, insightful drama with much to say and a bold, blackly comic way of saying it" ★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Sharp, tense and funny" Exeunt