Opening Night verdict ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Reviewed by Angela Hazeldine
Nathan Parkinson, Zachary Hunt and Tom Roe are ‘The Pretend Men’ and their newest show is ‘Police Cops in Space’ which is having a three night run in the Lowry Studio. To be frank, I’m slightly annoyed that I should probably write three hundred words about it when all I really need to do is write three….
SEE. THIS. SHOW.
Honestly, it is absolutely no surprise that these guys had a completely sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival two years in a row and also at the Soho Theatre in the West End. It’s just so clever.
With a mixture of the tightest, in-synch physical theatre and choreography and off the cuff improvisation you will be laughing from the opening ‘Credits’. Having never seen these guys before ( what a fool I am!’) there were a few ‘in’ jokes for those that had seen their previous show ‘Police Cops’, that went over my head but I didn’t care.
The use of music, lighting, props, fabulous wigs and random humour kept the audience on their toes. And they work so hard. I saw a backwards roll last night the likes of which I have never seen before. It was a testament to these fellas that every single person there last night in a packed studio had thrown caution to the wind and snow and had made the journey to an eerily quiet Salford Quays.
It’s difficult to write a review about a show like this as I don’t want to give anything away because you need to see for yourselves!
If you can get there tonight or tomorrow I urge you to go. It’s a crazy world we live in these in these days and it can get very stressful so do yourself a favour and give yourself an hour of just brilliant entertainment.
Right. I’m off to play ‘Chase the Egg’.(‘IN’ joke)
Police Cops in Space is on at the Lowry until Saturday 3rd March, tickets available here.