Recommended Age Guideline 16+

Produced by Utter, in association with The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Written by Adam McNamara
Directed by Joe Douglas

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.


Stand By at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from Utter Theatre on Vimeo.


Stand By from Made in Scotland on Vimeo.

Neil Webb, Director Theatre and Dance, British Council, is talking about Stand By produced by Utter in association with The Byre Theatre, St. Andrews. 


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