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 love the zany quirky Brits. The writing is so clever. It's off the beaten track and quite unusual. I laughed often. Great sets + acting
Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents and quick dialogue. If Violence bothers you... If you are expecting something deep and profound.
See it if You liked One Man, Two Guvnors and think that everything he does is going to be gold (but you'll be wrong...)
Don't see it if You're expecting a good play. The characters are dimbulbs and the relationships make no sense. The ending doesn't work at all.
See it if you are a big snooker fan, are able to ignore culturally insensitive jokes, and enjoy slow moving theater.
Don't see it if you value your time and are easily offended. I felt this to be transphobic, culturally insensitive, and sexist,- all for a laughs.
See it if you want to laugh out loud. Dialogue is reflective of playwright's background in stand-up comedy. Exciting to watch a real snooker champion.
Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding English accents. You'll miss some of the jokes.
See it if you want a light British comedy, you enjoy plays set in the world of sports or that have a plot built around a con
Don't see it if you are seeking well-developed characters or original story line. Some clever writing but performances were below par for the most part.
See it if You like a "classic" farce that, for many, will seem dated and unfunny. Or maybe you are a tourist who just wants to see any Broadway Show.
Don't see it if you are looking for original humor, well developed characters that you care about or, really, any redeeming qualities in a Broadway Show.
See it if Don't mind a slow moving plot with thought provoking subtlety and deadpan humor delivery Enjoy snarky, surreal British sarcasm & satire.
Don't see it if want a bloody good time , most of the first half requires a certain tolerance to halting expectation. If you want riveting go elsewhere.
See it if you like to laugh. Its a slow build but gets going after the first scene or two. Great acting and dialect work. The set is fantastic.
Don't see it if You're not patient. You don't like Brits.
See it if Excellent comic-thriller. Strong performances across the board particularly; James Ellison Conlee, Ben Schnetzer and Max Gordon. Recommended
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy a flurry of foul language, British humor and a play without a message.