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 like farces, Guy Ritchie films, and over-the-top character acting. Imagine a classist The Sting performed in a tracksuits.
Don't see it if You're easily offended by crudeness or lack of tact, don't want to watch a silly play, have no interest whatsoever in sport.
See it if you need a night of steady laughs. Zany characters, rapid-fire dialogue & delicious word play are a great antidote. Snooker is incidental!
Don't see it if you have a lot of trouble w/ accents or are looking for serious, dramatic fare; otherwise, you're in a lot more fun that you were expecting!
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
See it if you like farce, silliness, good staging, predictable endings, a play that isn't deep but is fun
Don't see it if if you expect it to be as good as One Man, Two Governors; if you have trouble with rather thick British accents
See it if Anything goes in this borderline plausible dramedy set in the (who-knew) high stakes snooker universe; strong performances all around
Don't see it if (sort of spoiler alert) One loud noise in Act 1 caused someone in the mezzanine to yelp out in terror so be forewarned
See it if you enjoy comedies with a major twist, or if you like the idea of watching actors play actual snookers matches onstage. The sets are good.
Don't see it if you are looking for a riveting night in the theatre. It is a little boring at times and doesn't make a huge impression. I found it mediocre.
See it if you enjoy clever writing - funny lines - Malapropisms - appreciate MTC's usual high standards for direction, sets, costumes, and lighting
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or hope to understanding everything that's said. The accents are often difficult to understand - esp the female lead
See it if you are willing to expend a little effort to learn about the British game of snooker, enlivened by unusual characters and live play.
Don't see it if you have a problem understanding British dialects and you are easily bored when the plot moves slowly as it does in the first act.
See it if Not the great farce of one man 2 guvnors, but had a nice twist in the second act act and compelling competition with on point dry narration.
Don't see it if First half was slow and could be funnier but some redemption in 2nd half with a thriller quality and nice acting.
See it if you’re interested in learning about a game of snooker or enjoy British comedy or humor with a plot twist.
Don't see it if you don’t like British humor or (inconsistent) accents or simply don’t care to know what a snooker is or the meaning of the “nap”.
See it if you are looking for a unique con story with a very silly and engaging group of characters. Max Gordon Moore specifically stood out to me.
Don't see it if you might want to brush up on the sport of Snooker first. I knew nothing about it and I wish I had a little more knowledge going in.
See it if A comedy with zanny cast will give you some laughs about a Snooker championship. Well written and delivered.
Don't see it if An American cast doing North England accents are a little off putting at times.
See it if You're into plays and want to see everything on B'way. There are some funny moments and some twists - overall enjoyable not a must see
Don't see it if You're looking for fast-paced action or a serious play.
See it if you like elaborate plots that require your attention and broadly drawn characters
Don't see it if you can't understand cockney accents or like farcical situations
See it if go for the sharp banter between characters and ridiculous one-liners; grifters target a talented man’s pride and integrity.
Don't see it if admit it, if you had problems with the British accents, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve had this problem?!
See it if You all can - it's closing. Fun writing about snooker
Don't see it if You want something with depth. This is so fluffy you can wear it in the winter as a coat
See it if I laughed during one scene in the first act. That was it for me! I didn't really enjoy the rest of it that much.
Don't see it if Not sure what to say - it just wasn't my cup of tea.
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.
See it if you like to watch a comedy. It has several humorous moments. If you enjoy the sport, you should at least enjoy the tournament.
Don't see it if you want to see a show that says something. It's pure fluff.
See it if you enjoy seeing how things unfold, even if the end result is rather predictable. One of the highlights is the live snooker play.
Don't see it if maybe this is a spoiler (I don't remember seeing the signs that are usually posted), but the gunshot was very loud. If problematic, be aware
See it if You like your comedy with a little mystery. You want to see a transgender character treated like any other character.
Don't see it if You have problems understanding strong British accents. You want an entirely believable plot.