Who? Police Cops
What? Badass Be Thy Name
Where? Assembly George Square Studios – One (Venue 17)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
It’s always a weird feeling. I’m 50% ‘can’t wait’ and 50% ‘can definitely wait’. It’s always an amazing feeling finally presenting something that goes down really well, but then the thing has to be ready in time so there’s this looming countdown going on simultaneously. It’s like if you were really excited about doing a tax return.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
A kitchen sink drama set in Manchester 1999 morphs into a badass vampire slaying epic (cliche I know).
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
It’s our first show not set in the ‘police cops universe’. Our first show was a 70’s inspired buddy cop action movie on stage, and the next show Police Cops in Space is an 80s inspired sci fi , which is the sequel. So this is the first show we’ll have done completely independent of those stories which is a challenge but also creatively very freeing which has been great. The biggest obstacle was probably making that initial decision of what our new big idea was going to be.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
We used to not really fully comprehend how great an opportunity Edinburgh Fringe can be to exhibit your work and really get it out there. We started off doing it for a bit of a laugh, now we know what a great platform it can be, which is why we do as many shows as we can.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Nasi and Burt at Summerhall with The End. Antler at Summerhall with Civilisation.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
In a rehearsal room with natural light that isn’t also underground.