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DICK IN SPACE

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Venue:The Cuckoo's Nest, 69 Home St Edinburgh EH3 9JP
Phone: 0131 220 1078
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Basement
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min)
 
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Film noir murder meets surreal mayhem in this world premiere. Dick Spacey has become a legend in the universe, especially in psychiatric circles, where his name is whispered in fear and reverence. The man who makes amphetamines look tame and slow. Fast paced, hilarious and memorable. Meet Dick Spacey, the intergalactic dick who attempts to solve one of the deadliest murder mysteries in the universe. As he travels through the cosmos in his invisible classic Cadillac he gets hopelessly lost in the tangle of language and possibilities, where suspects include cereal packets, vegetables, Napoleon and himself. This is film noir crime as you have never seen it - dense, theatrical, very funny. Dick made cameo appearances in another show where reviews said “This show is anarchic, gut-wrenchingly funny and full of wonderful theatrical surprises.” “…this is what Tom Waits would be like as a stage character on amphetamines.” Other reviews include: “Excellently funny - John Dowell meets Philip Marlowe.” “Funniest and most provocative show I’ve seen this year.” “Dick Spacey is comically brilliant – my only criticism is that the jokes and puns come so quickly you have to concentrate all the time” “Poignant, surprising, very funny.” Some reviewers expired in exhausted laughter before they could pen their thoughts. As Dick says, everything is a mystery, especially things that are mysterious. Sometimes the burden of himself becomes too much and he becomes other people. The murder case is the toughest nut he has ever tried to crack: “This caper was getting to me. I could smell something funny. It was me. I took a shower, then I brought it back. Hell, I felt as if I was dying on my feet, which was as good a place as any. I needed air. Everyone needed air. No wonder I couldn’t breathe, with every sonofabitch taking the air. I got out of there, and went here, but it was just somewhere else. Every damn place was somewhere else. Except where I was. Which was nowhere.” Will he every discover the identity of the intergalactic serial killer and bring him to justice?


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August 8, 2017  The Mumble
Dick Spacey, private investigator, needs to solve a psychedelic, murder mystery packed in a labyrinth of puns, and he is taking us along for the case. We travel through time and space within a futuristic, film noir set, interrogating suspects and even suspecting ourselves of the murder. Dick uses an array of wacky props to bring the show to life and involves his audience in a fun, fun way. In a recent interview with The Mumble, the man behind the mask, Steve Attridge, described the play in his own words as being a;

Seriously bonkers piece of comic theatre about an intergalactic film noir detective hunting a murderer through space. Dick Spacey, the main character, has multiple selves and cannot always distinguish between himself and others and has bizarre and powerful relationships with inanimate objects and invisible presences. It’s psychologically a bit surreal and bizarrely physical in terms of language and action. Someone said the character is like Tom Waits on amphetamines.

The most impressive part of the show is the language used by Mr Attridge; there is a pun in nearly every sentence and I was in awe of the linguistic gymnastics. The poetry of the script was ever apparent and delightful to listen to. I felt like I was running along a track with Dick, and each time he slipped in a homonym I would slide into a new universe and laugh and continue on with the show. Dick’s one man universe invites you to exercise your imagination and you feel a new appreciation for the elasticity of the English language. For the potential punters out there, Dick in Space is a silly and entertaining journey to a delightfully mysterious world, & one which you will take with abundant cheerfulness! Click Here

August 8, 2017 Oxford Times, Stratford Herald
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This is the world premiere of DICK IN SPACE. Dick Spacey made cameo appearances in an earlier show CHAOS, CARNAGE AND KULTURE. “This show is anarchic, gut-wrenchingly funny and full of wonderful theatrical surprises.” Oxford Times.
“ Dick Spacey…is what Tom Waits would be like as a stage character on amphetamines.” Stratford Herald.
“Excellently funny - John Dowell meets Philip Marlowe.” Evening Telegraph.
“Funniest and most provocative show I’ve seen this year…Dick Spacey is comically brilliant – my only criticism is that the jokes and puns come so quickly you have to concentrate all the time…Poignant, surprising, very funny.” Oxford Mail

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