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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

60
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Banal

See it if Got a couple good laughts.

Don't see it if Plot is very slow, and just uninteresting. Accents are super fake and distracting. Most of the jokes fell flat.

81
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Exquisite, Different

See it if This was a wonderful surprise to me! It’s about “ snooker”. Really! Very funny with fun twists!

Don't see it if The title throws people. Doesn’t give any indication what it’s about (I do NOW). Not many negatives I can say about this.

60
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Boring, Predictable

See it if You have nothing better to do. Be careful to stay awake. If you ALWAYS concur with a NY Times Review instead of your own opinions.

Don't see it if You have something else worth doing

90
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if Want to see nicely constructed funny play with a twist.

Don't see it if don't care about missing something original and fresh.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like a play with a great, funny story.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this play. It was a delightful surprise.

70
Great staging, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you are interested in learning about snooker. want to see some individual good acting. great staging

Don't see it if are not patient--first act is very slow. want to see good ensemble acting, good direction and pacing.

Also This show could have been so good. The con was great--I didn't see it ... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Youi want to know more about snooker, like British humor and accents, and want to know more about a gangster named Waxy Bush.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate someone named Waxy Bush or are not into British humor.

70
Fluffy, Banal, Funny

See it if If you enjoy silly comedies with fun characters. You enjoy shows with transgender characters.

Don't see it if You don't like not so original comedies with characters you've seen before.

79
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Clever

See it if You want to see something light and funny

Don't see it if You want to see something more thought-provoking

Also Fairly low-brow but I enjoyed it

74
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if If you are a fan of British comedies.

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious show with some substance.

80
Funny, Entertaining

See it if Like British humor. Are into snooker. Don't have to think too much just enjoy the plot and quirky family dynamics.

Don't see it if If you can't understand British accents st all.

78
Entertaining, Funny, Good acting, Atmospheric, Unpretentious

See it if you are not in need of something heavy and enjoy unforced comedy. This is light, feel-good entertainment.

Don't see it if you need quick pacing. The show takes its time, but we are likely to be smiling at its feel-good climax as long as we don't think too hard.

Also Perhaps its slight, but it's well written and director Daniel Sullivan... Read more Read less

50
Edgy

See it if idk i hear the second act keeps you on your toes

Don't see it if you're me

Also How we talk about others in media matters and I was not in the mood wi... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Disappointing, What did they say??

See it if you like to take a little Nap during a dull, slow show.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding British Accents, British Terminology & Slang.

Also Disappointing, Slow, Draggy, Difficult to Understand & not very well d... Read more Read less

20
Confusing, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you have an interest in snooker.

Don't see it if you dislike such poor direction that one character seems to just wander through the space, or if you want to care about the story.

55
Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if You love billiards and anything British.

Don't see it if You were expecting to laugh a lot. Very predictable and slow.

72
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy farces and British humor.

Don't see it if you dislike farce or snooker.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Snooker champ

See it if you would like a pleasant afternoon of British humor, this show is for you! Smiled through it all.

Don't see it if you don't like British humor or have a hard time understanding British accents.

85
Enjoyable, funny and entertaining

See it if you enjoy a fun British farce about attempts to fix a snooker match by a rising phenom's family and friends. Snooker knowledge not require

Don't see it if you are expecting it to be as humorous as One Man Two Guvnors

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You like British farce with a dark side and with a witty script.

Don't see it if You aren't into accents, don't like witty banter, or like dark dramas.

73
Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Slight, Cute dialog

See it if You like like entertainment; enjoy small theater

Don't see it if You are looking for serious theater; expecting the best of briadway

78
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to have a fun night with a Lotta laughs. And you like British humor.

Don't see it if You were looking for anything with the deep message.

65
Entertaining, Cliched, Banal, Funny

See it if You are a snooker fan, and like broad English humor.

Don't see it if You don't know what snooker is, and want sophisticated wit.

70
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you love snooker

Don't see it if you want to laugh

71
Quirky, Funny, Slow

See it if If you like to laugh, this show has its moments. It's a simple romantic comedy with predictable twists.

Don't see it if If you like rich fully developed characters, these will disappoint. Because the characters do not have enough at stake it moves slowly.


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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