Mikron Theatre Co. A Force to be Reckoned With – Pioneering women in the police

Mikron Theatre Co. A Force to be Reckoned With – Pioneering women in the police

Writer & Lyricist : Amanda Whittington
Composer and Co-lyricist : Greg Last
Director : Gitika Buttoo
Music Director & Arranger : Dan McGlade
Set & Costume Designer : Celia Perkin

With handbag, whistle and a key to the Police Box, WPC Iris Armstrong is ready for whatever the mean streets of a 1950s market town throws at her. Fresh from police training school, she prepares for her first day on the beat. The reality is very different. Stuck at the station, she soon finds her main jobs are typing and making brews. Iris joins forces with fellow WPC Ruby Roberts. They’re an unlikely partnership. A two-girl department, called to any case involving women and children, from troublesome teens to fraudulent fortune tellers.

What starts as ‘women’s work’ soon becomes a specialist role. Iris finds she’s earning her place in a historic force to be reckoned with. Along the way, she discovers the Edwardian volunteers who came before her, a lineage of Suffragettes-turned-moral enforcers and the secrets that the police box hides.

In this arresting tale of law and order, join forces with Mikron as we investigate pioneering women in the police.

Witness statements

5***** “I always learn so much at a Mikron play, it ticks every box: laughter, love and learning and I can’t wait for the next one!”
Fairy Powered Productions

4**** “Pacey, energetic and brilliantly performed – it’s a fun, thought provoking piece and another great production from Mikron”
The Yorkshire Post

“Good-natured, enjoyable celebration of women in the British police force. Performed with infectious enthusiasm”
The Stage

“Director Gitika Buttoo’s production is slick and seamless”
The Leeds Guide

“Hannah Baker, Harvey Badger, Rachel Hammond and Eddie Ahrens remain as fabulous as they were when I saw Twitchers”
One Play More

“Captured a century of change in true marvellous Mikron style…I loved the positivity of the piece, the sensational songs, fabulous set, brilliant costumes”
Yorkshire Times

“I would highly recommend going to see this show, and I will certainly be keeping my eye our for their future productions”

“Highly entertaining piece of touring theatre”

“Once again, Mikron have provided a great evening’s entertainment, their versatility never fails to amaze me”
Tyke it to the Limit

Photo by Robling Photography


90 mins (excluding a 15min interval)

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14 Oct 2023


7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

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