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The Nap (Broadway)

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Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great acting

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (442)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great acting
Avg Score

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you like cleaver theater with some interesting twists

Don't see it if you don't like paying attention and/or have difficult understanding some dialects.

Also Well-written and crafted. And quite the surprise of the staging of a r... Read more Read less

Confusing, Funny

See it if you like British comedy. And if you can sit through a confusing first act so you can get to the funny second act.

Don't see it if you can't follow British accents and British vocabulary.

First 20 minutes suck, Likeable lead actors, Unimportant, Just ok, Sometimes funny

See it if you like heavy British accents and snooker (which is more fun than the script). Much of the cast is good, but acting & direction is uneven.

Don't see it if you want a play that makes a point, any point. It fails to be funny enough to make you forget its flaws.

Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You enjoy over the top humor..and quirky plots

Don't see it if You have difficulty with accents...and do not appreciate British farce.

Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You like whodunnit style writing, low cost tickets, new theatre

Don't see it if You are looking for a great ending, this one just misses the “mark” (pun intended)

Slow, Fluffy, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like the game of Snooker and want a brainless night of theatre/fluff

Don't see it if you want to care about characters or plot, you'll be distracted by accents or horribly written female roles

Fluffy, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if You love British comedies. This told a slight story, and was very slow to start. Not funny enough.

Don't see it if You get impatient with slight, cliched stories. Disappointing.

Banal, Cliched, Overrated

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.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are looking for a clever play. It is really quite funny and well staged.

Don't see it if you are looking for an over the top big show. It is a little dark.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy great British humor, an excellent ensemble cast , and a totally entertaining play with a great twist.

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep, moving theatrical drama or if you are not into British farce.

Also This was a thoroughly entertaining comedy that was well written, kept ... Read more Read less


See it if British Farces

Don't see it if you do not like so-so British acents

Also Loved the sets and how they moved

Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Quirky

See it if For a creative and engaging story. Fun and a few laughs.

Don't see it if You can’t handle accents or other cultures.

Confusing, Funny, Intense, Slow

See it if you can decifer heavy accents and know something about snooker. Impressive that it was played live because how can they predict the results?

Don't see it if the idea of a play revolving around snooker leaves you underwhelmed as there’s a lot of references to the game.

Banal, Cliched, Slow, Predictable, Aptly titled

See it if you're obsessed with snooker and puns.

Don't see it if you like plays with endings.

Also A few friends recommended this to me as enjoyable fluff. I only wish t... Read more Read less


See it if Snooker is your bag. It certainly ain't mine. This is not a sports-centric entertainment that transcends its milieu to speak higher truths.

Don't see it if Snooker is not your bag. The irony is: the televised snooker match in Act 2 is the highlight of the play and well done!

Also On the plus side, the playwright does not attempt to replicate his bri... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in snooker and like British humor

Don't see it if you want more of a story, or are not that into British humor

Clever, Slow, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if You like different plays - actual Snooker on the stage with a real life Snooker world master. Kind of cool and interesting.

Don't see it if You like big fast moving musicals and plays - this is slow and interesting with twists and turns throughout.

Entertaining, Ambitious, Fluffy, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a light, fluffy, entertaining show. Lots of good laughs! Great acting.

Don't see it if you want to see something more serious or with more meaning.

Also Loved the first act; thought the second act was very fluffy. Hated the... Read more Read less

Great staging, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you like British humor, great set, like snooker

Don't see it if have difficulty with heavy English accents, exagerated humor, don't like Snooker, spoofs

Insipid, Fluffy, Banal, Cliched, Boring, i walked out at intermission

See it if If you need a nap

Don't see it if Boring, Hard to understand

Funny, Intelligent, Hilarious

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.

Intelligent, Quirky, Slow

See it if If you are interested in the British game Snooker, sports fixing/betting, and have the patience to watch an elaborate con unfold.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in a game based on pool, sports fixing/betting, and don't want to watch a slow, elaborate con unfold.

Slow, Funny, British

See it if It had its moments. You like British not believable farcical stories. You enjoy snooker/pool.

Don't see it if You are not into British farce. Also if was slow. Some actors didn't have the accent down.

Overrated, Slow

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

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if great acting, entertaining and a great twist in the end

Don't see it if if you don't care for British accents and farces

September 27th, 2018
"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 en...
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September 27th, 2018
"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...
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September 27th, 2018
"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 p...
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September 27th, 2018
"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 entert...
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