Stand By


★★★★ Scotsman “The four live performances are backed… by superb sound, design and lighting from Kevin Murray, Natasha Jenkins and Kate Bonney.”

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Neil Cooper The Herald

★★★★ Independent “Within Natasha Jenkins’ minimal iron-frame set, the characters remain generally static, with McNamara’s script relating the boredom of police operations well, even as it leaves plenty of space for the characters to work through debates in contemporary policing, from budget cuts to psychological pressure to community relations.”

“Like a multitude of Fringe shows this year, Stand By also incorporates a surprising bit of technical wizardry. Upon entering the theatre, each member of the audience is given an earpiece. This earpiece transmits radio messages from the central dispatch office to the four officers in the back of the van. I was initially concerned that the earpiece might serve to isolate the audience members from each other, but the technology worked flawlessly to connect the audience to the police officers, but also, rather unexpectedly, to each other.” Exeunt

  • Role Set and Costume Design
  • For Army@The Fringe, in association with Utter/ Byre/Summerhall Made in Scotland Showcase and Scottish tour
  • Date July/ August 2017