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 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 like dull British comedies and understand this game they play like pool
Don't see it if you want to be amused. Having a trans person in the show is neither shocking or new and it is not enough to try to jump on that bandwagon.
See it if I personally thought it was boring but see it if you are interested in dry humor
Don't see it if You don't have dry humor, can't understand a heavy accent or like slow starts to a plot
See it if you love the world of snooker. It was entertaining, but pointless. See it if you love snarky commentary on snooker playing.
Don't see it if you are expecting the hilarity of 'One Man, Two Guvnors' because it does not live up to that. The plot completely fizzles out.
See it if you have an interest in snooker.
Don't see it if you dislike such poor direction that one character seems to just wander through the space, or if you want to care about the story.
See it if You don't mind spending 2+ hours simply laughing at one-liners and silly jokes even at a sacrifice of a real drama.
Don't see it if You are looking for a real theater or something equivalent to "One Man, Two Guvnors."
See it if It was difficult to understand the dialect, so can,t anything good about it. What I did understand wa contrived. The snooker game best.
Don't see it if You will never understand the actors.
See it if You want to see a good performance by Max Gordon Moore
Don't see it if You want to laugh, care @ the characters onstage, or want to believe these are real people with real, though possibly funny, problems
See it if You want to see an over the top British comedy.
Don't see it if The biggest reason not to see this production is because they take every little joke and completely beat it into the ground.
See it if You love anything w a British sensibility, see every Bdwy play (no matter what,) like snooker or don't care if it all feels amateurish.
Don't see it if Expecting Ayckbourn/Coward level comedy, non-ugly sets/costumes, a fun "con", plausible script, characters to like, sophisticated production
See it if you enjoy black/dark comedy, easily understand British accents, get a cheap ticket & a seat that's not a mile away from the stage.
Don't see it if Duplicitous characters are meant to be funny, but I found the likeable main character's relationship w/ them to be upsetting/depressing.
See it if You like sitcom style comedy with the pretension of a Broadway Theater surrounding.
Don't see it if you are tired of cliched comedies about bad parenting. Even worse when they tie in the working class kid trying to raise out of his roots.
See it if Fan of high school playwriting. See the limits of a talented director. This should have stayed at the bottom of the playwright's drawer.
Don't see it if You expect the usual caliber of Sullivan's work. You have a load of laundry to do. Your niece is performing I'm a Little Teapot. Netflix?
See it if you want to see a game of snooker played on stage, or enjoy an overload of malapropisms.
Don't see it if your interested in seeing something fresh. This play is a rehash of stilted old jokes and cardboard characters
See it if You are a fan of British plays and absolutely MUST see everything on Broadway. Also if you are a fan of the game of Snooker.
Don't see it if You don't have patience for a slow show that has moments that are funny, but are absoultely ridiculous.
See it if You need justification for why Ben Brantley should be fired from the NYT for lack of taste and absence of critical thought.
Don't see it if You are expecting One Man, Two Guvnors. That show was funny and entertaining. This one is not.
See it if I was so looking forward to seeing this because am a BIG FAN of One Man Two Guvs. But left this at intermission. Which I very rarely do
Don't see it if I found this hard to understand the accents and found nothing redeemable I am usually a big fan of quirky Brit comedies but not this time