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Police Cops in Space

From 41 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious, Clever

About the show

59E59 presents the three-man British comedy company The Pretend Men's stateside debut, where they bring their super-charged inventive physical storytelling to a story of police officers...in space! More…

After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson is the last Police Cop in the universe. On a distant planet, Sammy must team up with an alien fighter pilot and his trusty cyborg to embark on an intergalactic adventure to become the best damn Police Cop in space.

'Police Cops in Space' is being performed in repertory with its companion piece 'Police Cops.'


Member Reviews (41)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious, Clever
77
Avg Score

77
Funny, Simple, Quirky

See it if With a title like this... Silly, playful, funny. More sketch comedy than play. The improv and mistakes were the best part. It was funny.

Don't see it if You don’t like ridulousness, silly fare, or SNL like sketches.

71
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Quirky

See it if Three energetic Brits who enjoy what they're doing, get zany w/ multiple costumes & voices nonsensically for 45 minutes. In rep w/ the other

Don't see it if Zany. Nonsensically. For 45 minutes.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like science fiction movies and would like a funny, high-energy play. Lots of movement and cast of 3 play many hilarious characters.

Don't see it if you don't like small, low-budget productions, are not familiar with popular science fiction movies, or want to see a serious drama.

82
Fringe-like, Hilarious, Not enuf gratuitous removal of clothing, Gifted physical comedians, Loony

See it if you've seen PoliceCops & want 2 continue the party, you possess developed sense of the ridiculous, 1 wants 2 experience 3 gifted comedians

Don't see it if silliness, buttcheeks, bare chests, spandex jumpsuits, motorized rats, men dancing with each other would drive U 2 distraction

91
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You enjoy fringe comedy with clever, low-budget staging. You want a send-up of 80's sci-fi.

Don't see it if You want something with a message. You dislike "it's funny because the character's gay" types of jokes

77
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Off kilter small cast in many roles making us laugh

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious

70
Funny, Fluffy, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You want a silly show that will lift your spirits. It's hard not to give in and have a good time.

Don't see it if You're looking for comedy that challenges you intellectually. This is just a show for a good time.

Also IMPORTANT: you don't have to see the shows in order. Police Cops In Sp... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want to see 3 actors that are very talented, but the script really needs work. Some jokes were good, but the show needs to be polished.

Don't see it if you can't use your imagination and are looking for a serious play. Seemed like an Ace and Gary SNL Skit.

79
Hilarious, Indulgent, Quirky, Inventive, Zany

See it if you enjoy Fringe style shows with an extraordinarily talented trio of actors creating an over the top spoof of spaces movies.

Don't see it if you are averse to silliness and are not satisfied with a show clocking in at less than an hour.

90
Hilarious, Edgy, Quirky, Must see, Dizzying

See it if Spend hour in hysterics, in awe of the physical comedy & versatility of "The Pretend Men". Police Cops Sequel-see both-fun comedic theater

Don't see it if Disliked Police Cops.Don't like physical comedy, can't laugh at pure sillyness. Looking for traditional theater.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Fluffy, Dizzying

See it if You like 80s pop culture, space movies, parody, over the top farce.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious. You’re easily offended or aren’t familiar with 70s/80s pop culture.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Three young, talented individuals show off their comedic chops in the lighting speed while making fun of every cliché set in Outer Space.

Don't see it if The jokes are fast and furious.

66
Clever, Edgy, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you can follow 70's cop tv shows well.

Don't see it if you are not well versed in the arena.

78
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you enjoy & need a show built for absurdity and laughs.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with depth or production value.

80
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You’re in a silly mood. Love parody and satire.

Don't see it if You want traditional theater.

Also The 3 actors are sensational.

71
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You don't mind silliness that only pays off some of the time, like excellent soundtracks, or like the concept;it's what it says on the tin.

Don't see it if Somewhat iffy American accents bother you. You need a lot of emotional weight. This is a fun enough trifle, but it's not life-changing.

49
Confusing, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if As I said about the first production, it does have a laugh in it on occasion and is definitely fast paced

Don't see it if The production felt as if I could have seen it performed in a High School and the same could be said for the writing & premise.

32
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if If you are a teenage boy, you will love the antics of these three guys.

Don't see it if This show is the fringe of the fringe. If you are looking for something better than a thrown together high school skit then this isn't for u

79
Funny, Energetic, Silly, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like broad comedy, slapstick, can use your imagination

Don't see it if You want a fully scripted show with fancy sets, costumes, and props

Also The Pretend Men troupe clearly enjoyed what they were doing and work w... Read more Read less

95
Hilarious

See it if you're up for an hour of absolute unbridled levity.

Don't see it if you're priggish.

Also A co-production with the New Diorama Theatre (Secret Life of Humans), ... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You like a silly, fun show that will make you laugh in spite of yourself.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.

78
Funny, Dizzying, Hilarious, Refreshing, Raunchy

See it if rip-roaring sci-fi shenanigans and physical/raunchy humor are your cup of tea. Like a really enjoyable episode of Family Guy, on stage.

Don't see it if u don't like comedic plays relying on middle-school level humor. Juvenile, but likeable.

Also Had a lot of fun and there was some pretty amazing ensemble work. The ... Read more Read less

84
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if Extra points for part 1 which was funnier, but overall I’d recommend this 2 part import as being more fun and enjoyable than Harry Potter

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy silly humor

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to laugh and be silly.

Don't see it if you want to see a play or more serious fare.

Also The original "Police Cops" is a tad funnier and better constructed, bu... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Silly in a good way

See it if you are in the mood for light, entertaining, self-consciously silly fare; you saw the title and thought it sounded like it might be a hoot.

Don't see it if you are not the kind of person who saw the title "Police Cops in Space" and thought it sounded like it might be a hoot.


June 25th, 2018
“This talented group reads their audience, even as they plow through their hilarious and exaggerated plotlines. As they expertly transition between a multitude of characters, hopping between dialogue and short choreographed numbers, their abilities can be overshadowed by their madcap delivery. Do...
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August 11th, 2017
for a previous production "A seriously silly pastiche of 70s cop shows...Whilst I’m sure we’re not meant to over-analyse the plot, I did find it hard to follow at times as the structure of the story bounces all over the time and space continuum...More than the speed and the ludicrous list of characters is the sheer physic...
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August 21st, 2017
for a previous production "The Pretend Men return to the Fringe with the space edition of their spot-on, all-American police blockbuster parody...The trio, who share brilliant on-stage chemistry, deliver hysterically exaggerated and physically mesmerising scenes with unfaltering energy levels and monumentally punchy deliv...
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February 5th, 2018
for a previous production "The piece neither surprises nor underwhelms – a good night out, but hardly something to write home about...A bizarre frame narrative promises much, but seems underused – the war between humans and aliens is touched upon, but never developed to have an impact in the plot...It doesn’t seem as new ...
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