23rd, 24th & 25th August 7.30pm £13/11
Prepare for a hilarious hour of (unconvincing) romance, (sloppy) action and (tenuous) espionage, in this comedic caper! Meet Richard P. Cooper, an eccentric delusional ex-detective whose failed novelist career has left him having to present his (heavily embellished) real-life exploits through the medium of theatre, featuring a large collection of colourful characters (all portrayed by two hapless drama students who need the work experience). Richard guides the audience through this twisting tale of his journey to the USA that lands him neck-deep in assassination plots and three-legged dogs. Taking a satirical approach to the trope-heavy, egocentric and outdated world of detective fiction, Defective Inspector is sure to elate and baffle in equal measure, as a show that finds a sweet spot between The 39 Steps and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.