Space Mystery: A Mystery in Space

Comedy (new writing, sci-fi)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 1
  • 22:45
  • Aug 18-27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: A Time and a Place Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Disaster strikes aboard the S.S. Space Cruise upon the murder of intergalactic mobster Dead Pan! Thrust on a madcap adventure of illegal crime, amorous romance and deadly death, walking cliché DCI John Wood and over-eager Officer Love Interest must interrogate a motley ensemble to crack the case: mob boss Mr Fax, his femme fatale daughter Jessica, wizened war criminal Brookes, no-nonsense Captain and two escaped bandits who may have wandered into the wrong script. But which of them is a cold-blooded killer? A straight-talking farce from Cambridge comedians, it's a mystery... in space!

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Pat 34 days ago

Gloriously witty and funny. An ode to all those old Leslie Neilsen comedies, the jokes and puns come quick and ruthlessly.

Jemima 37 days ago

The launch of a new rising star. The ghost in this show brings the house down. No matter how hard the ensemble try to crack you up, the effortless timing of the ghost is consistently priceless. The ghost should definitely start a solo show.

Gayle aka Edna Mode 40 days ago

Brilliant cast & quick fire fun. Can I have the Captain’s Dartboard please? ;)

Jon R 40 days ago

Brilliant and blatantly funny. Surely think Airplane and don’t call me Shirley. Roger roger over over. You will enjoy the show , especially if the audience embraces the comedic moments. The blast of jokes are ‘full on’ so sometimes you may miss a joke and if you think about it, you miss another.

Sri Haran Loganathan 40 days ago

This show is jam packed with laughs from start to finish! The actors’ comic timing is impeccable, and the writing is sharp and witty throughout; cannot recommend this show enough!

Sam 40 days ago

Arrogant, unfunny and pretentious.

Hannah 40 days ago

I thought the show was absolutely brilliant! Definitely one of the best in the fringe. The 'Surreal humour' was done perfectly and the acting was top-notch. I loved it!

Joe 41 days ago

If your out and don’t want your festival night to end, I would give this show a try. It’s crammed with daft jokes and ham acting. Made for a good end to our night. Great fun.

Jennifer Turnbull 44 days ago

Absolute rubbish

Mike Shapiro 46 days ago

A delightful hard-boiled-detective romp set in space, very much in the tradition of the Zucker Brothers comedies (Airplane! etc). The jokes are nonstop and the cast's comedic chops are impeccable.

Donna Howat 46 days ago

Brilliant, well written and great performance by all the cast. Laugh out loud funny throughout. Loved this show. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys a good spoof!

Grace Istheplace 47 days ago

Solidly silly all the way through! What fun.

Marti Verdaguer 50 days ago

Very good!

Jack Devin 50 days ago

Great show with lots of well-written and well thought out lines, with a great execution by the cast. Especially enjoyed Facts / Fax / ? accent! Would recommend!

Jude Tyrrell 50 days ago

Really enjoyed this show, Wood and Interest gave a hilarious performance, the whole cast was great and varied and the writing had me laughing every few lines. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a giggle

Debbie Banner 50 days ago

Fab show, really funny. Well worth a watch.

Damian Smith 51 days ago

If you liked Naked Gun/Airplane/Police Squad, you'll enjoy this. If you've no idea what those are, see it anyway: you'll want to find those films afterwards!
Very funny - well written and well executed.

Ella and Amber 53 days ago

that was a bit silly goose wasn’t it

David L 53 days ago

I loved the show! It's a silly sci-fi murder mystery that doesn't take itself seriously. Highly recommend!

David McCann 53 days ago

Great show me and my girl friend loved it .Great fun and humour go and see this cast you won't be disappointed!

Rolo Dickinson 54 days ago

If you enjoy airplane, you’ll like this. Excellent gag about orphans x

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