Participate in a Live TV Cop Show: Bingo Unit

By June 14, 2013 Events

“One of the hits of the Next Wave Festival.” Herald Sun

Grab a police badge, holster and gun, and step into a TV crime drama.

Bingo Unit is an interactive, multimedia police drama experience, inviting you to explore your inner good or bad cop.

Play your part in the show, join Team Mess and special guest stars Chris Haywood (Sleeping Beauty, Top of the Lake, Jindabyne) and Wendy Blacklock (Number 96) on a studio backlot tour to complete the shooting of the pilot episode.

You’ll be fuelled with donuts and coffee to explore the studios, and live all your favourite cop clichés and hard-hitting drama, with plenty of guns, forensic babble, line-ups, interrogations, twists, turns and a dramatic courtroom finale.

Meet the artists Q&A: Thursday 11 July, after the last show.


How it works:

From 2 July until 13 July, Team Mess will shoot an imaginary new television crime drama with your help. In pre-production between 2-6 July, five iconic crime show scenes will be shot in and around Sydney, and anyone can be a part of the film crew or act in a scene. Participation in pre-production is free and interested parties should contact: for more details.

Following the pre-production shoots, the public performances will take place at Carriageworks between10-13 July. These performances are a ticketed Warner Brothers style back-lot tour where audiences watch the hilarious footage, uncover the magic and machinations of the filming process, participate in additional scenes, and piece together the puzzle behind the crime committed.


10-13 JULY
Wed-Sat, Entry at 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm – stay as long as you like (closes 9:30pm)
Sat 13 July, Entry also at 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm – stay as long as you like (closes 2pm)


$35 Full / $25 Concession / $25 Groups of 4+ (through ticketmaster here: )
Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015

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