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Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

This new genre mash-up from the London comedy company Police Cops sees a kitchen sink drama turn into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series. More…

From the show:

Hot off the back of total sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017, 2018 and Soho Theatre, London; multi award-winning company Police Cops bring you their latest comedy blockbuster: Badass Be Thy Name. Gritty northern town: 1999. A kitchen sink drama turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Complete with a 90s rave soundtrack, supercharged physical comedy and more vampires that you can shake a stake at.

Member Reviews (27)


Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious
Avg Score

Ambitious, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like zaniness by three young guys who off non-stop action, costume changes, dancing and fast talking using props in a loose plot.

Don't see it if you are looking for a straight play or even a comedy - this is for a younger audience or those who relate to today's music and comedy.

Inventive, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if In the Club Hacienda, Satan must be taken down by a vampire slayer. "First rule of vampire slaying: Don't talk about Fight Club." Flubbery.

Don't see it if Thick Manchesterian accents come and go. No vampires! "I'm no babysitter,I was never here/I'm getting too old for this sheet" Cheeky Nudity.

Also "Punch if you love." Inventive properties usage.Giggity.

Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy satires of pop culture. You enjoy improv-based storytelling. You like zany comedy. You want a lighter than air night out.

Don't see it if You dislike scripted shows w/room for improv. You don't like satire. You prefer big production values. You want something serious.

Also This is good stupid comedy. While the show I attended had several come... Read more Read less

Edgy, Fast pace, Funny, Silly, Quirky

See it if Not a serious show, fast pace with quick changes. Slapstick comedy. Actors don't take themselves and have fun too.

Don't see it if Little bottom rear nudity. Not a serious story. Its reminder me of slapstick.

Occasionally funny, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You like satire and punny jokes and a cast that tries really hard and but doesn't take anything very seriously. Needs work but could be fun.

Don't see it if You want a well polished show. This is a bit of a mess and you kind of have to roll with it. You are looking for laugh out loud funny.

Wait till they get it down, Not funny enough... yet, Charm of performers carries the under-developed script, Has potential of other police-cops shows, Under-rehearsed

See it if understand the Police-Cop experience & forgive a lot, if U like stupid humor, and barebones theatre that seems 2 B more improv than script

Don't see it if expect them to do their trademark gratuitous removal of clothing, only bare "talking" asscheeks this time around, expect a finished product

Ambitious, Funny, Quirky

See it if Quirky to the Nth degree, you found it in this fast moving sometimes funny play.

Don't see it if You like a more traditional play then skip it.

Silly, Fluffy, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like quick and silly improv done by a smart team that clicks well.

Don't see it if you don't like improv or expect a fully realized show.

Edgy, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if It’s slapstick. It’s funny! It’s Police 👮🏽 Cops 🚓! This is my 3rd installment that I’m seeing and I laugh every time. It’s light comedy

Don't see it if And entertainment for the evening. It’s worth the price of a small admission. It definitely has a niche audience. It’s improv, with some

Also Semblance of a storyline. There is some rear nudity, childish antics, ... Read more Read less

Quirky, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy silliness and would like to spend an hour with three funny and inventive guys.

Don't see it if you're looking for substance and discipline.


See it if You have seen and enjoyed other Police Cops shows.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a sharp satire.

Also I saw the other Police Cops shows in 2018 and enjoyed them a lot. The ... Read more Read less

Much of it was improvised should be different at every show, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A few funny written lines many funny improvised lines see it if you like improvisation

Don't see it if You’re afraid of taking a chance at improvisations

Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if enjoy farces and meta-theater. Like creative bad staging and campy, over the top plays.

Don't see it if mind short plays, its only an hour, don't want constant gags and low brow humor. Mind some nudity or sacrilegious elements.

Also This is my guess a play that you will either enjoy or despise. I enjoy... Read more Read less

Irreverent, Funny, Zany, Wacky

See it if Take a break from the depressing news of the day with Police Cops' brand of wild, clever and often meaningless drivel. Laff out loud

Don't see it if You just can't let go.

Embarrassingly unprepared performers, seemingly talented but not ready for performance, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you want to support young performers starting out

Don't see it if you are looking for a professionally prepared show

Also This was opening night and nothing was working: cues, music, etc. perf... Read more Read less

Desperate times call for desperate fringe shows: police cops deliver plenty of distractions from the present, Very funny and lovable trio of improv actors, Was it an acid trip or is that ace ventura speaking from his bum cheeks?, Appeals to the teenage boys sloppy blender psyche inside all of us, Raunchy

See it if You could use a one-hour distraction from the exhausting daily headline grabbing political mayhem. You are sure to get mooned into oblivion.

Don't see it if You frown upon silliness and improv comedy. You prefer to stay home and feel sorry for yourself for the total lack of a sense of humor.

Also My teenage son loved this show more than I, for the obvious teenage th... Read more Read less


See it if You want to see a brisk parody of Vampire hunter movies.

Don't see it if You want a slick production.

Also There's a few laugh-out loud moments, but not as many as I had hoped f... Read more Read less

First preview performance was a joke - missed sound cues, performers laughing about their mistakes, totally unready to perform this show.

See it if you hear that they have pulled their timing together and nailed down the sequences. Could be fun...

Don't see it if you're expecting crack showmanship.

Funny, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a very silly satire

Don't see it if You want to a play.

Also More of a comedy revue than a play. Talented cast, but script is so-so... Read more Read less

Quirky, Confusing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like sketch comedy and improv, enjoyed the '90s, and don't mind that it's low budget and can go a little off the rails

Don't see it if you have high expectations, need a polished show and a good story

Also I appear to be a Police Cops fan, having seen their other shows, but t... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Three acrobatic guys, Nice butt

See it if Like energetic And athletic productions that have very funny moments

Don't see it if Like typical Broadway shows

Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoyed the first two Police Cop shows, or just like good well executed comedy. Hilarious show.

Don't see it if You’re looking for big production value.

Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if Not as good as the original but still a blast, and especially fun if you happen to come from the UK. Well done boys, can't wait for the next

Don't see it if Seamless it ain't. But that's part of its charm. You can't help be taken in when the guys on stage are having such fun.

Entertaining, Fluffy, Informal, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You are a '90s kid and enjoy off-the-wall humor with intentionally low production values handled with aplomb.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep, straight play; wacky self-referential humor doesn't appeal to you; you won't get '90s references.

Also This play is weird. It is 100% itself, with deeply committed actors wh... Read more Read less

Quirky, Funny

See it if Want improv comedy with loose storyline

Don't see it if Want a serious play or musical

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