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The Nap (Broadway)

From 442 member  reviews
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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Great acting
74
Avg Score

53
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Overrated

See it if You are good at understanding heavy British accents

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding heavy British accents

78
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Looking for an entertaining show with a good cast of characters and dialogue (tho' i personally have difficulty with strong accents)

Don't see it if want a musical, drama

Also I never saw OneManTwoGovner, tho i heard it was great. I wasn't sure w... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You’re a fan of British humor and lighter comedies.

Don't see it if You want something more serious or are easily annoyed by long exposition.

Also A cute British comedy that has a lot of whimsical one-liners that bord... Read more Read less

68
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are British, have acute hearing, and are familiar with English idioms.

Don't see it if If you enjoy clever dialogue and well clear elocution.

Also The rapid fire English accented dialogue was delivered as if the theat... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh at some of the funniest one liners

Don't see it if You get annoyed with actors doing bad accents

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you like fast paced shows (esp about sports), great acting, and dark comedies

Don't see it if you can't understand English accents that aren't RP or London, you want something more serious, or don't like British humour

Also Saw this in previews on October 5. It's 2 hours and 15 mins with one i... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if Clever farce, that's well staged an acted. Not a home run, but an entertaining evening.

Don't see it if You can't follow English accents (especially heavy dialect). First act drags a bit, so be patient as payoff comes in the second act.

79
Clever, Raunchy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoy British rom-coms, unusual characters and quirky dialogue. An upbeat show with talented actors.

Don't see it if you're looking for high art, this is a low-brow type of play, easy to follow, clever and rather like a panto.

76
Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Intelligent

See it if It challenging to understand at time. Both the plot and the dialect. But ultimately rewarding.

Don't see it if If you don’t want a challenge stay away.

68
Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you like zany characters and fun, light, shows that don’t require too much thinking

Don't see it if Your concept of British humor is as an oxymoron or you simply have trouble with British accents

Also Rather than laugh-out-loud funny, it had some nice one liners and mala... Read more Read less

59
Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow

See it if You’re such an Anglophile you don’t mind slow pacing, uneven accents, “jokes” instead of comedy, and unrelatable characters

Don't see it if You expect a comedy to be funny.

Also This show was extravagantly overpraised by friends and this may accoun... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Underwhelming

See it if are looking for an entertaining comedy with several solid comedic performances. Game of snooker yields more laughs than you would think.

Don't see it if are expecting the gut-busting laughs of One Man Two Gouvners. This isn't in that league at all. The live snooker playing is cool, but slow.

60
Amusing, feather-light

See it if you like a casual laugh.

Don't see it if you think $150 is too much to pay for just a casual laugh.

Also This play is mildly funny, not an outrageous riot like the playwright'... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you want 2 laugh, c great performances, solve a plot full of twists & turns in a witty, clever script.

Don't see it if If you have difficulty understanding British accents or you want to see a musical.

Also Witty, actually hysterical...engaging and terrific performances and se... Read more Read less

77
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Engaging characters, Well acted

See it if You like English humor and unfamiliar situations brought to life with a comical twist. Add 10 points if you are a snooker player ...

Don't see it if You are expecting a bigger than life play with a message.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Insipid

See it if You like British comedy, if you're dead set on seeing a play but can't get into/have already seen The Play That Goes Wrong.

Don't see it if You have to spend more than $50 for a seat.

77
Great staging, Slow, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a British farce with humor and some good acting.

Don't see it if you sometimes have trouble understanding spoken British dialects, are looking for a fast paced show.

84
Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you like British farce and humor. This was a fun ensemble with a wacky, way-out-there sense of hilarity, The snooker scenes were fabulous

Don't see it if you have a hard time following British accents. It took me several minutes to figure out what they were saying.

Also This is a very British play in its humor. And more often than not, ver... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining, Well played

See it if You enjoy a farce that is well crafted and paced

Don't see it if You would consider this material too trivial

Also I usually don't like these British farcical plays but I loved One Man,... Read more Read less

71
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like farces with a good twist. Very impressed they were easily understood with their accents. Very enjoyable and funny.

Don't see it if If you want something new. Just a mashup of all the old bag of tricks. Hated the ending.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you want a light two plus hours in the theatre with LOTS of laughs, fine acting and great set changes. Knowing/liking snooker not necessary.

Don't see it if you don't like farce

82
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy British humor and don't mind missing some words because of the heavy accents.

Don't see it if you don't like British humor or accents

Also I liked the show at the intermission and really, really enjoyed it by ... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

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.

40
Disappointing, Banal, Entertaining

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.

Also I personally couldn't care about the world of Snooker, and that was ha... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like farce.

Don't see it if uneven acting and sloppy direction bother you.


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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