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Police Cops in Space

From 42 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 (42)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

100
Most amazing, More ambitious, Ambitious

See it if Goofy, high energy, and crazy the storyline, and especially cute actors that are talented.

Don't see it if Do you want anything typical

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.

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious

See it if U want laughter for 50 min. U want to see to see 3 men work their butt off to entertain you. Small theatre...All around...Fun-tastic.

Don't see it if You want a slow moving show with elaverant stage and props. You think silly comedy is not fun. If you dont like to laugh for a full 1 hour..

63
Energetic, Sophomoric, Good-natured, Young adult-oriented, Blessedly short

See it if you enjoy affable young men behaving like clever 5-year-olds playing cops and robots in outer space. Sporadically witty. There's "dancing."

Don't see it if you've never taken drugs watching Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Sheer lunacy is showcased here with a dash of existentialism and one black jockstrap.

73
Ambitious, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Come and have a good laugh!-this looks like the show’s spirit and I absolutely love it. Sci-fi setting for us quirks. Love Tom Roe.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play. This is more like a comedy show with plot.

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy clever, original comedy. These men are so talented. A laugh a minute!!

Don't see it if You take yourself very seriously.

85
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like satire, classic cop/space tv and film, or just want some easy laughs

Don't see it if You don’t like over the top exaggerated humor, or don’t like (really) small productions

74
Quirky, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you love unconventional theater and low budget productions with energetic, enthusiastic and agile actors

Don't see it if you have to pay full price.

92
Hilarious, Refreshing, Clever

See it if You want clever DIY hilarity

Don't see it if You want something serious or with less inventive homemade production value

During previews
84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want a send-up of '80s movie themes. You enjoy physical comedy. You want to see how much can be done w/ a low budget.

Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy. You want a show with bigger production values. You want a drama.

During previews
80
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Silly

See it if you have a quirky sense of humor and love physicality on stage. This trio has the moves! Have a drink at the bar before the show . . .

Don't see it if you abhor silliness and physicality on stage; brief, (almost) nudity; slapstick; Three Stooge type humor; If you only like serious drama.

During previews
82
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Silly, Quirky

See it if an hour that feels like your 3 most ridiculous friends put on an impromptu show in your garage appeals to you. It’s hard not to laugh a lot.

Don't see it if you aren’t adventurous in your theater-going or don’t enjoy silly humor. These guys throw themselves into the lunacy and somehow, it works.

During previews
75
Funny, Great chemistry, Unevenly clever

See it if An evening of well intentioned parody, frenetically delivered.is what you're after

Don't see it if You're in search of a classic comedy.

During previews
70
Ambitious, Funny, Overrated, Dizzying

See it if You want to see 3 crazy guys play many roles in a zany, but not always funny, spin on buddy cop shows.

Don't see it if You want an intelligent satire of cop shows. It’s funniest when guys adlib and lose their American accents. When they laugh, you laugh.

During previews
80
Great acting, Funny, Confusing

See it if You want to watch extremely energetic actors who obviously love their job deliver a funny, charming show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy less random and absurdist - the story, although fun, isn't particularly cohesive.

During previews
72
Silly, Slapstick, Funny, Fluffy, Scattered

See it if You have fun watching the ridiculous and absurd played for laughs

Don't see it if You are looking for something polished or serious

During previews
79
Silly, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like goofy parodies of science fiction films with a touch of improvisation, performed by 3 versatile actors

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep or if you're put off by "anything goes" type of comedy where some gags work and others don't


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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