A play by Nigel Williams about bent coppers and sexual hypocrisy.
“What I’m after is a mixture of laughter and thought. The play is about a policeman who sees himself as a man with a mission to clean up corruption. But in presenting this we are forced to ask questions about puritanism… And because sexuality is common to us all, I don’t actually think it is any degree offensive. Yet the whole mainstay of the play does question double standards so far as sexual morality is concerned… What W.C.P.C. does require on the part of its audience is an act of surrender, to give it a proper chance of saying different things.”
Nigel Williams, quoted in Liverpool Echo, 17 February 1986
After a successful two month run, film producer Barry Hanson unsuccessfully tried to transfer W.C.P.C. to the West End.
And finally, the man sitting on the toilet in the poster is Graham Cowley, the theatre’s general manager.
You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.