See it if Amazingly talented cast. The show's more about them than snooker, which I know little about. It was a very fun evening.
Don't see it if Cast speaks with heavy accents, but I got used to it and it's part of the charm. Very enjoyable. Read more
See it if if you have ever liked the game of billiards - though this is snooker which is quite different, if you are British or have lived there.
Don't see it if You hate billiards and want a run of the mill story.
See it if You want to see a funny, fresh and fast moving show and learn about Snooker.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional show.
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 Read more
See it if See it if you want to laugh out loud, see excellent acting, and if you appreciate word play and exquisite timing by the ensemble.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy laughing. Read more
See it if Loved it! Go if you like warped family life and a guy trying to make it out.
Don't see it if If you don't like British humor.
See it if Daffy British hijinks in the snooker community. Great venue, great cast.
Don't see it if Foreign accents and situations are problematic. You may miss an occasional word. Read more
See it if you enjoy comedies and fast paced performances. Actors did a great job especially Waxy Bush.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with British accents and profanity.
"Delicious new comedy directed with an assured balance of blatancy and subtlety by Daniel Sullivan...Its success is achieved not by sustained assault but by dexterity, and by always keeping the other guy (in this case, the audience) off guard...The cast members shape their characters with just enough comic exaggeration to stay credible and also to suggest that not everyone is what she or he seems."
"Could these characters be funny, at least until the play takes an ugly, humor-killing turn at the end of Act I? Perhaps, yet most of them are not: Aside from Conlee and Moore, the actors offer comic characterizations that feel as put-on as their all-over-the-map accents. A sprinkling of cute one-liners and two live snooker sequences in the second act provide moments of relief from the forced plotting and even more forced romance, which converge in an inane finale."
"Bean’s very silly new comedy 'The Nap' probably takes the cake for Most British Thing on Broadway...A bouncy sports caper set in the world of high-stakes snooker...The play makes its personality clear right from the get-go...Personalities are the building blocks of Bean’s comedy, and there are plenty of big ones orbiting Dylan’s steady center...For Bean, the nap is a straight line to a good joke. He knows his game."
"Effortful delivery is just one issue with the wheezy direction of Daniel Sullivan, whose forte is definitely not this kind of snappy, suspenseful comedy, in which timing is everything...It's a testimony to the cheeky humor and ingenious plotting of this 2016 play that it remains agreeable entertainment despite less-than-ideal handling. The frequently hilarious one-liners help...Sullivan's direction lacks spark and fluidity, making the play feel overlong at two hours-plus."
"You don’t need to know much of anything about billiards to get hooked into this witty play from prolific playwright Richard Bean...Daniel Sullivan’s direction keeps the play moving briskly, and Schnetzer’s Dylan charms as the straight man at the center as this cart goes off the rails, but Billings is the one gleefully driving the train...In a smart twist, the game they’re playing is a real one, and either character may win or lose. But regardless of who gets the trophy, 'The Nap' is a charming winner."
"There’s something mysteriously appealing in entering the world of this pub-popular sport, here set in Sheffield, England, ground zero for snooker championships. Add high stakes, lowlifes and a wicked wit, and you’ve got a solid win...There’s in-the-moment drama as the audience follows on large overhead projections as the game is played, with tensions broken by the laughs derived from the hush-speaking commentators."
"Relentlessly, incapacitatingly unfunny from start to finish. The cast, Daniel Sullivan’s direction and David Rockwell’s quick-change set are all impressive, but who cares? Except during the climactic snooker match, which is full of well-staged cue-and-ball slapstick, I didn’t laugh even once. Instead, I sat silently in my aisle seat, praying for 'The Nap' to end. Don’t let that happen to you."
"No offense to Snooker fans here, there or anywhere, but a comedy built around the game’s intricacies and milieu is bound to lose some bite when rules need more set-up than jokes...Hopes of Martin McDonagh creep back in, but are dashed entirely when a big reveal – that won’t be spoiled here – surprises us mostly by its hoariness. Until the play really lets them down, most of the cast keeps pace with the various ruses."