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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

79
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy imports from the West End or are a snooker aficionado .

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding non-American accents.

75
Entertaining, Confusing, Great acting

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

65
Clever, Great staging, Confusing

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."

Also The sets and, set changes, are great. This might have been Big Fun if ... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky, Very different, interesting theater.

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.

77
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky

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.

80
Funny, Quirky, Delightful

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.

72
Banal, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

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

85
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Different

See it if Quirky, fun play with clever word play. And you get to learn Snooker!

Don't see it if If you have a challenge understanding a British accent

70
Confusing, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Gotcha

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).

80
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

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.

84
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Delightful

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.

78
Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Great writing, Edgy

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.

68
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Disappointing

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.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Enjoy a smart comedy with some twists.

Don't see it if Have trouble with heavy British accents

83
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

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

78
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy

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.

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Different

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

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to have a few genuine laughs. Great acting and amazing set.

Don't see it if you are looking musical fluff

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy quirky sometimes dark humor in well plotted play reminiscent of Martin McDonagh.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding broad British accents.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

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.

82
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

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”.

Also I had low expectations but this was much better that I expected. I was... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

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.

Also The show is NOT about snooker--you don't need to know anything about t... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

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.

85
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a stupid comedy with tons of entendres and puns.

Don't see it if hate British comedies.

69
Clever, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if see if you like english comedy

Don't see it if slow and long and accents can be difficult


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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