Police Cops – Badass Be Thy Name

Comedy (sketch show, theatre)

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  • Assembly George Square Studios - One
  • 21:20
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: CKP and InterTalent Group present
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Nudity, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing)
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


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. Winners: Amused Moose Comedy Award 2018. ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'I paid £12, I would have paid £13' (Dara Ó Briain).

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  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Kathryn Black 85 days ago

It's laugh-out-loud, try not to cry hilarious. Nothing else needs to be said.

W Mason 94 days ago

Ok these guys really don't need any more gushing 5 star reviews but here goes anyway. It's funny, really funny. You will laugh, you will have a great time, the stranger next to you will repeatedly smash their fists off the table and throw their head back in pure joy. Everybody is grinning when they leave. What more can you want?

Kieran Faulkner 97 days ago

The Police cops usual brand of madcap comedy is entirely present here, and it's even more crazed than before. High energy comedy with a side of talking arse

Tom M. 100 days ago

Incredible. Went twice. Took loads of people and they all loved it too.

E J 101 days ago

This show that is in your face, full of cultural references, while laughing at itself throughout- if you find that appealing this is the show for you.

Mike Parsons 104 days ago

Get your incontinence pads ready!! You're going to wet yourselves!! I saw this TWICE it was so good. Really slick, out there and brilliantly staged. Can't recommend this enough. SEE IT!!

Lewis Evans 105 days ago

An amusing, funny show. I saw the other 2 police cops shows last year and wanted to see this show with the wife this year.

I found this funny but not as good as the other 2 police cop shows. Wife did mention where were the 'police cops'? (Good Point)

If you haven't seen any of the other shows see the first Police Cops then Police Cops in Space.

I rated this 7.5 out of 10
Wife rated this 5.5 out of 10

Ben Leaman 106 days ago

Loved it, yes it's a bit puerile at times but it's also very funny

thomas shaw carveth 106 days ago

Hilarious. The audience was bursting with laughter and broke into applause regularly. Silliness and absurdism are the words to describe it. Just my kind of humour. Half the audience gave the act a standing applause at the close. I've got to see their Space Cops version another day.

Beverly Sproats 107 days ago

As a fan of the original two Police Cops show, I couldn't have been much more disappointed. There are a couple of big laughs, but for the most part the comedy is really lazy and cheap - relying on mistakes, corpsing and bare bottoms. For one of the priciest shows at the Fringe, audiences deserve better than this.

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 87 days ago

Police Cops return to the Fringe with their unique brand of rip-roaring, sketch-style comedy. This time, we’re transported into the hubbub of Manchester’s nightlife, following one man’s rejection of his nine-to-five job to embark on an unruly mission of slaying vampires and trying to defeat a hilariously mischievous devil. Wonderfully...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

Gird your loins and suspend any disbelief for the weirdest, rip-roaring adventure you’ll ever experience. Police Cops brings you an hour of absolute madness, complete with physical comedy, dance, unintentional improvisation, songs, puns and puppetry.The story is set in 1999 Manchester, where vampires roam the rave scene and only a...

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 93 days ago

In my life I have never seen an audience so instantly and consistently receptive to a comedy show, a testament to the reputation these guys have built during their three (nearly four) year long stint of selling out shows in Edinburgh Fringe. If you see one show this Fringe, make it this one.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 95 days ago

Don't let the boisterous title of Police Cops new show Badass be Thy Name deter you. Police Cops yet again indulge their audiences with an audacious and hilarious show. They are champions of punchy physical co...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

It is Manchester, 1999. The millennium is almost upon us, and strange disappearances are happening around the Hacienda nightclub. Using nothing more than a flashing torch and a small bouquet of fake leaves, Police Cops boys plunge us straight into the action as a miscellaneous club goer is followed – and...

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Geek Chocolate 97 days ago

With not a moment wasted, exuberant physical theatre colliding with sight gags and demonic puns as well as song and dance numbers in the the Hell Extravaganza, the final raid on the underworld presented through surprisingly sophisticated puppetry techniques.

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