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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

75
Funny, Overrated, Romantic, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if If you like martin McDonagb like hit man comedies.

Don't see it if If you want an intellectual evening at the theater.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to see a light and funny show, enjoy British humor, like to laugh

Don't see it if Have a hard time understanding accents, not a fan of humor and laughs, want a serious, dramatic play

64
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Original, British humor

See it if You enjoy light hearted entertainment delivered by competent actors. If you enjoy british humor. It is about snooker, very original subject.

Don't see it if You are looking for a thought-provoking piece of theater or if you can’t understand british accents.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Quirky

See it if You like British comedy, you like plays, you’re looking for something light and entertaining

Don't see it if You are looking for a deeper, more complex story, you don’t like British comedy or British accents

Also Overall an enjoyable show. Ending was not great, rushed and abrupt, bu... Read more Read less

69
Overrated

See it if you want to see an example of what's going on on the London stage.

Don't see it if you're expecting something as funny as Richard Bean's other plays.

72
Clever, Cliched, Quirky

See it if You like learning about snooker which I only knew about from English novels-if you like quirky characters adn elements of farce

Don't see it if you don't like unpredictable predictable endings.- if you don't like plays that finish with the denouement of a sporting match.

99
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Fast-paced, great plot twist, superb acting, entirely delightful

Don't see it if you don't enjoy farce.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if enjoy great acting with a non-cliche plot.

Don't see it if have a hard time understanding strong accents.

94
Great acting, Clever, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You liked "One Man, Two Guvnors" (since it's the same author), and if you like fast-paced, twisty comedies.

Don't see it if You don't like British comedies or farces.

72
Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you like British comedies -- it was fun and doesn't require a lot of thinking.

Don't see it if you have trouble with thick dialects or want a story with depth. It is a *longish* 2+ hour comedy.

Also The real-life snooker player and the scene built around the championsh... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if a charming, funny show.

Don't see it if you are expecting a great show. It is good but not great

70
Slow, Funny

See it if you enjoy British humor and don't mind a veeeery slow (not very funny) first act. Don't leave at intermission....the 2nd act is very good!

Don't see it if you want to laugh hard from the beginning. This show takes some time to develop.

77
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if You want to see an entertaining broadway show for a decent ticket price.

Don't see it if You like a more serious show touching on edgier topics

Also If convincing the audience to try playing snooker is the objective the... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Funny, Riveting

See it if You love a good con acted out with perscision. The cast was amazing and the snooker is great too.

Don't see it if You need large musical numbers and movie actors.

Also The play was well acted and a great story.

70
Ambitious, Funny, Relevant, Clever, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy accents, mystery and thrillers.

Don't see it if You cannot understand accents, it was hard to pick up on. If your uncomfortable with topics of transgenders.

75
Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if If you like British humor and plays with a twist

Don't see it if If you hate British humor and sports

40
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You don't mind spending 2+ hours simply laughing at one-liners and silly jokes even at a sacrifice of a real drama.

Don't see it if You are looking for a real theater or something equivalent to "One Man, Two Guvnors."

Also What's so interesting about this show is that the critics' review are ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like sports centered comedies

Don't see it if you wanna go see a musical

84
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see a play about deception, self deception and love centering on young snooker player. The Waxy Bush character is terrific.

Don't see it if you dislike northern British accents. Want something topical and political or a musical.

78
Funny, Delightful

See it if you like a twist at the end that is in the tradition of British farce.

Don't see it if if you like a serious drama. This play is aimed at audiences that just want to be entertained.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Silly

See it if You enjoy comedic plays, but go with low expectations as it's not nearly as funny as "One Man Two Guvnors"

Don't see it if You are expecting to laugh hysterically

Also "One Man Two Guvnors" was the funniest play I ever saw so I went to th... Read more Read less

52
Entertaining, Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Dated

See it if You enjoy English humor and billiards.

Don't see it if You don't like British humor and plays about pool.

27
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if You enjoy English humor

Don't see it if You don't enjoy waiting for a show to really get started till about 15 minutes in

84
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if The dialogue is very very clever. The story is constantly surprising, really keeps you on your toes. Character development is delightful.

Don't see it if If you don't like comedy or fanciful stories

36
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if You enjoy the tired UK sitcoms they show on PBS, updated with curse words.

Don't see it if You prefer good writing and accurate English accents.

Also More mystery than comedy...as in why on earth did Daniel Sullivan agre... Read more Read less


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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