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 slapstick comedy -Are a fan of Snooker -Want to see some cool staging -Love a good twist
Don't see it if -You want a deep play with strong meaning -It’s hard for you to understand thick UK accents -You don’t like loud bangs
See it if you want to see a cleverly-plotted comedy that, unfortunately, you may have to work very hard to follow --because accents muddle dialogue.
Don't see it if you think you will be seeing another "One Man, Two Guvnors."
See it if if you have ever liked the game of billiards - though this is snooker which is quite different, if you are British or have lived there.
Don't see it if You hate billiards and want a run of the mill story.
See it if you like British humor (and snooker). It is a well written show with a clever twist.
Don't see it if you don't like British humor and have a hard time following along with quick dialogue.
See it if you enjoy British humor and want to simply enjoy without thinking too much.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with accents or want to see something serious and thought provoking.
See it if You can understand British strong accents. You want slow well played character setting of Snooker. You can sit through two halves.
Don't see it if Cannot comprehend English accents. Want fast show more action less talking. You want to nap through first half. I left post first half. slow
See it if if you like snooker, various English accents & slapstick. and some very solid theater actors putting in good performances.
Don't see it if if you can't sit for 2 acts - it could've been edited (but the surprise was well-done & worth staying for).
See it if you're looking for something funny with entertaining twists and turns, a good break from reality.
Don't see it if you're looking for a comedy with more serious tropes or stakes, in that case look for Lifespan of a Fact.
See it if You like shooting pool and a bit of farce.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with trans performers and characters and have no interest in the sport of snooker.
See it if You like good writing, want a minor mystery, and can tolerate some confusion on the way.
Don't see it if You like straightforward serious theater.
See it if you enjoy British comedies and sports related plays. It’s a nice escape, and provides some genuine laughs.
Don't see it if you want a thought provoking or interesting play. The ending is both predictable and kind of lame.
See it if You enjoy comedies (albeit with a bit of drama) with wacky characters, you like British humor, you don't mind a slightly predictable plot
Don't see it if You don't like comedies or expect singing and dancing
See it if It's original. Grifters and snooker players and lots of twists and quirky characters.
Don't see it if Don't care for English comedies. Snooker and grifters are the main characters. Some raunchy scences.
See it if you like British humor and have a competitive spirit
Don't see it if you want to see something that will really make you think and you don't like surprises on stage
See it if you enjoy comedies and fast paced performances. Actors did a great job especially Waxy Bush.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with British accents and profanity.
See it if This is a silly, fun show. See it you are looking for something light with no thinking, especially if you like snooker.
Don't see it if You hate trying to decipher strong British accents. Or if you are expecting something deep or “typically Broadway”.
See it if you want an enjoyable evening at the theater. A sleeper in my opinion (no pun intended) as it had me truly rooting for the protagonist.
Don't see it if I think it's well worth seeing. Great characters, well-directed and executed by an expert cast.
See it if You want a break from heavy issues and just want to have fun watching something fresh and funny about something you've never seen on stage.
Don't see it if You always need to spend your theater dollar on something that makes you think.