MTC presents a new comedy by the author of the rollicking, award-winning Broadway comedy 'One Man, Two Guvnors,' which offers a comic look at the world of snooker – the British version of pool. More…
Dylan Spokes, a fast-rising young star, arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan is forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters that include his ex-convict dad, saucy mum, quick-tongued manager, and a renowned gangster, to boot. It’s a fast-paced comedy thriller where, in an exciting twist, the tournament unfolds live on stage.
See it if Farce with outlandish characters and surprising twists. Sexy cop falls for snooker pro. Transgender gangster. Frequent puns. Cool set.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy farce. You don’t like cheap humor. You want a more believable story. Accents are a bit confusing at first.
See it if Partner's 85% and my 75%. Some funny English humor. Good casting. Entering with a "What am I doing here" attitude helped
Don't see it if you are expecting a deep thought provoking production. . It is not what one would expect on Broadway.but the audience responded positively
See it if you enjoy sitcoms with happy endings. This show is light with a fun twist. Don't expect heavy drama.
Don't see it if you're looking for something really "theatrical." This production feels more like a TV sitcom than a play. No real spectacular elements.
See it if Amazing how a game like snooker worked so well on stage. Fun and amusing. There were some great lines.
Don't see it if Difficult at times to understand what was being said because of the British accents (the cast is American, but putting on those accents).
See it if you want to see a play that should never have crossed the pond from England to the U.S. Some really fine actors deserve so much better.
Don't see it if you have other plays on your Must-See List.
See it if you want to have fun & some good laughs; enjoy watching a competitive sport from an all around terrific cast; you get a little of everything
Don't see it if you insist on comparing this play to One Man Two Guvnors - One Man will win out every time; you don't like farce and lots of silliness.
See it if You want a very funny play about the snooker championships in Sheffield, England
Don't see it if You dislike plays with dialogue strongly accented in a working-class English colloquial dialogue. You don’t have a good sense of hearing.
See it if are an MTC subscriber, like less challenging fare, like dialects, like almost farce, like Alexandra Billings, like video visual support
Don't see it if dislike attempted farce, dialects, expect more from comedy, dislike snooker, don't want to be snookered
See it if Fast-paced, well-plotted tale of scoundrels at pool tourney. Schnetzer is excellent in the lead but trans actress Billings steals the show
Don't see it if "One Man, Two Guv'nors" (by the same author) was funnier. But this one is not a farce. It's a comedy with clever plot twists. Nice sets.
Also Terrific snooker playing scenes with live video shots.
See it if you like British farce...without all the slamming doors.This is a fun show. It's not profound or meaningful. But it is a lot of fun.
Don't see it if you are looking for something deep or thought provoking. This is a fun play with a terrific set and some excellent acting.
See it if you like good staging, if you are fond of con games, if you want to just enjoy a funny show or if you are a fan of Snooker.
Don't see it if you dislike any game of billiards, only like superbly intricate plots or are bothered by a somewhat obvious and previously seen story line.
See it if for the novelty of the snooker match (truly exciting, genuinely funny); you can enjoy/tolerate a lot of camp leading up to it.
Don't see it if you tend to leave at intermission. Act 2 > Act 1. Act 1 was too broad for me & mildly insulting, making it more tedious.
See it if you appreciate British humor, a story about snooker, a little known sport (in the USA), broad performances, clever sets & staging, see it.
Don't see it if you have trouble with British accents & don't like farce or a show of minimal significance other than to entertain.
See it if you can withstand the slow boredom of the first half to arrive at the terrific ride that is the second act.
Don't see it if you’re wary of the first act living up to the play’s name.
See it if love British humor, talented cast members that portray fun and/or quirky characters; interesting setup - learn a little about snooker
Don't see it if want something dark, profound or related to current political climate; don't want British accents
See it if You want to have a good time. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. John Ellison Conlee excellent. Great sets. Good directing.
Don't see it if You want serious story. This is silly fun. Some of the words hard to understand. due to accents A few offensive jokes and unnecessary curse
See it if you liked Play That Went Wrong or simply like silly British humor(as opposed to Python or similar)or if you care about snooker or even pool.
Don't see it if Silly stuff annoys you, or if you have trouble with a Yorkshire accent. Get the hearing device for sure for this one!
See it if You liked The Grifters or The Sting and have any interest in snooker
Don't see it if You expect to understand what is being said throughout the play, between the dialog and accents , you'll be lost or frustrated
See it if You like farce stories. This is a comedic drama with strong accents. I think a lot of jokes/references were lost on the U.S. audience.
Don't see it if You want a smart dramedy. The funny bits felt very childish. Half the Mezz audience didn’t return for Act II.
See it if you are in the mood for something quite different and a quite unusual familial drama.
Don't see it if a play about an unusual family, a unfamiliar table game, and a wacky cast of characters doesn't peak your interest in the least.
See it if you want to be taken on a fun trip to a snooker tournament. My only quibble is that I missed some of the lines due to the accents.
Don't see it if you're turned off by very British humor. Outrageous (but believable) characters and a convoluted plot combine for a laugh-filled outing.
See it if You want a comedy of verbal gymnastics and kooky characters, and are good with understanding British accents.
Don't see it if An ending that peters out will mar your enjoyment of the show
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