Vince Cosmos


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  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as Vince Cosmos
  • Lauren Kellegher as Poppy Munday
  • Margaret Cabourn-Smith as Trisha Wiley
  • Katy Manning as Gilda Fairbanks
  • Alex Lowe as Mr Glister
  • David Benson as Arthur Corn


  • Written by Paul Magrs
  • Produced and directed by Simon Barnard
  • Music by Edwin Sykes
  • Lyrics by Paul Morris
  • Post-production by Martin Johnson
  • Design and artwork by Stuart Manning
  • Recorded at Moat Studios, London


Why have sales of spray-on glitter gone up sevenhundredfold in one year?

Why has a one-time songster on the drab folk scene suddenly reincarnated himself as an ambisexual rock god hero who claims he has come to save the Earth?

Just what are those strange, multi-coloured lights in the sky? Can anyone say for certain?

It’s 1972 and Vince Cosmos is all the rage. He is the enigmatic Glam Rock star who sings about being an alien and whose followers worship him. Poppy Munday is the secretary of his fan club – Sunderland chapter – and all her dreams are about to come true when she finds herself drawn into the strange orbit of the Seventies’ most fabulous star.

But what if Vince Cosmos really is an alien? One engaged in a secret battle with aliens already on Earth?

Written by acclaimed novelist Paul Magrs (Never the Bride, Doctor Who), Vince Cosmos: Glam Rock Detective! is the first in a brand-new series of mysteries set in groovy 1970s London, and stars Julian Rhind-Tutt as the eponymous stack-heeled hero.


Writer and cast
Poppy and Vince
Trisha and Gilda
Mr Glister and Arthur Corns

"Absolutely loved Vince Cosmos. A lovely, funny, heart-warming adventure with a gorgeous central performance by Lauren Kellegher."
Joe Lidster, writer Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards and Aliens

"Told through the eyes of Poppy Munday, a young and impressionable girl from the North East down in 1970s London for the first time and trying to make her way in the world, Vince Cosmos is a tale of bad hairstyles, outrageous clothing and alien abduction. The Vince of the title, played absolutely spot-on as an ersatz Bowie by Julian Rhind-Tutt, is a glam rock star who's using his powers for good: ridding the Earth of the Martians and other aliens intent on world domination, as well as have number one after number one... Fine performances from Rhind-Tutt and Lauren Kellegher as Poppy, along with great production values throughout."
Starburst Magazine

"A delightful ride through an alternate seventies world... Vince Cosmos is absolutely wonderful."
Mass Movement Magazine

"Green Wing star Julian Rhind-Tutt may be the big name, but the real find is Lauren Kellegher. She’s delightful as Poppy Munday, a wide-eyed South Shields lass who moves to London and ends up working for her idol: Vince Cosmos, a softly-spoken glam rocker who may not be of this Earth… For most of the duration, it’s all about Poppy. That’s not a bad thing, since she’s hugely charming, and Magrs is skilled at capturing the awkward transition into an adult world with wider horizons…. There’s bags of potential here, and the presentation is immaculate."
SFX Magazine

"An enormously entertaining romp… a treat for fans of Paul Magrs."
Alex Fitch, Resonance FM

"As though someone took Man About the House and dropped Ziggy-era David Bowie into it... an absolute triumph from beginning to end."
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