A SCRATCH (on the neck [with the tooth of a vampire])

Presented by POLICE COPS

"There once was the best soldier ever. He was so good he was chosen for a top secret experiment. But the experiment went wrong. And now he can see vampires absolutely everywhere. He told his wife when he got home, but she thought he was mental so she decided to leave him. but she had sex with him one last time. When they had sex a bit of the chemicals from the experiment accidentally went into his sperm. They had a child. With nowhere left to turn he became a priest, and spent his days killing vampires and wondering if he would ever see his son again... "

Police Cops present: A SCRATCH (on the neck [with the tooth of a vampire]) is a work-in-progress presentation of multi award-winning comedy group POLICE COPS new show; a gritty northern drama turns into a vampire slaying horror flick. Complete with a 90s rave soundtrack and more vampires that you can shake a stake at.

“Funny. Very, very funny.” - GQ: Three Incredible Shows Not To Miss
“The Next-Gen Monty Python.”★★★★★ Plays To See
“Comedy at its best.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“I paid £12... I would have paid £13.” - Dara O’Briain

22:0015 — 17 Mar
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
0hr 30m
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About the company


POLICE COPS are a three-man multi award-winning comedy company based in London. Their 2 shows Police Cops and Police Cops in Space have won 11 awards including 'The Stage Award for Acting Excellence' and 'The Amused Moose Outstanding Show Award'. With these shows they have enjoyed numerous sell out runs at Edinburgh Fringe (2016 & 2017) and Soho Theatre , garnered critical acclaim and toured all around the world to Australia, South Africa, America and Canada.

POLICE COPS create highly playful performances which combine inventive physical storytelling with their own brand of comedy. Parody and satire are centred at the heart of their productions, where they integrate with dynamic stagecraft, supercharged physical theatre and cinematic style. Imaginative concepts, exhilarating texts and musical flare, POLICE COPS create vibrant comedies that leave a lasting impression on
their audiences.


Tommy Dixon - Tom Roe
Father Simpson - Nathan Parkinson
The Devil - Zachary Hunt

Press & Reviews

Praise for previous work

★★★★★ "Unbeatable physical cop parody" - The Stage
 “The juggernaut of cheesy parody"-EdinburghFestivalsMagazine

★★★★★“The best comedy show of 2015" – The New Current

★★★★★"An absolute jewel in the crown” - The Argus
★★★★★"Got a unanimous standing ovation and it deserved it" - Arts Award Voice

★★★★★“Absolutely storm their performance"-ThePeg
★★★★★Flawlessly executed, and very, very, very funny" – Nouse

★★★★★“Undoubtedly highly talented writers and performers"–WestEndWilma

★★★★★ “The Pajama Men meets Max and Ivan” - Herald Sun
★★★★"You're in for a breakneck ride” - Fringe Guru

★★★★“A joy to behold” - The Scotsman

★★★★★ “Simply Unmissable” - THE 730 REVIEW

★★★★★ “The Next-Gen Monty Python” - PLAYS TOO SEE

 ★★★★★ “Contemporary theatre at its very best.” - FRINGE REVIEW

 ★★★★★ “Comedy at its best” - BROADWAY WORLD

★★★★★ “An explosively entertaining show” - BROADWAY BABY

★★★★ “Superb Sci-Fi Silliness” - THE PEG

★★★★ “Comedic Exuberance” - THE REVIEWS HUB

★★★★ “See this space ace of a show” - NOW TORONTO

★★★★ “Farce at its most intelligent” - GQ MAGAZINE

★★★★ “Physically mesmerising” - THREE WEEKS