See it if ur up for a skillfully played anti-holiday dramedy/farce in which 3 middle class couples reverse social status over 3 Xmases in 70s Britain.
Don't see it if u expect this to be a frivolous, knee-slapping British farce [It's a funny play but w/serious political overtones & an implicit malaise].
See it if Fan of Ayckbourn, enjoy this play, want to see how a real British company handles it, enjoy acerbic comedy
Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets & lighting, don’t like imported shows, have trouble within men, not a fan of slapstick or pun-like humor
Also Not a lot new here, but always learn something as part of this....
See it if you want to return to the aspirational 1970's where everyone believed in themselves on the surface while hopping to find it deeper within.
Don't see it if you want a full performance of this very well written play which needs better ensemble work than this cast is giving it.
See it if you are an Ayckbourn fan and enjoy English humor, farce and comedy, with an underlying darkness and social commentary; less than great stage
Don't see it if you dislike the above and prefer musicals; need elaborate staging to bring a show to life.
See it if UR so determinedly nonconformist/eager to prove tolerance of divergent views you’ll pretend reviving sexism for class commentary is creative
Don't see it if pained by repeated representations of female frailty/incompetence that characterize women as so useless they justify derision/ill-treatment
See it if you want to see how a British farce can fall on its face if poorly acted and directed, then see it. A real disappointment. Very dated.
Don't see it if you want to see one of Ayckbourn's farces that succeeded on B'way. This production does not give you its virtues.
See it if you like "in your face" not always funny farce, good acting, class conflict, difficult inter-relationships over time & long plays.
Don't see it if you dislike 2 1/2 Hr. plays, farce that often falls "flat" & sets that don't meet the requirements of the play's themes.
See it if You are a fan of British humor. This was a bit dark, with lots of physicality. It reminded me of As Time Goes By, the sitcom with Judi Dench
Don't see it if You want to see something edgy, modern or updated.
See it if you want to see a play by a major mid-20th Century English playwright; you enjoy British farce--even when it isn't particularly well acted.
Don't see it if you expect this to be as good as the original or as good as the revival of 'Noises Off" a few years back.
See it if A devout Ayckbourn fan; it’s otherwise a slow 2-hour plus slog of not-quite-farce nor dramedy. May have worked in ‘72 but hasn’t aged well.
Don't see it if Expecting quick wit, pace or the usual rhythm of British farce.
See it if you're a fan of Ayckbourn and want to a low budget slower version of one of his earlier works.
Don't see it if you're expecting a top-level production. it's done very slowly and cheaply and isn't firing on all cylinders.
See it if You want to see talented actors in a sub par English farce. Very dated and not very funny.
Don't see it if You want a farce with bite. Not one of the playwrights best.
See it if Think that you can fully understand the British humor from 70th.Good, but very grotesque and clownish acting.
Don't see it if Too long. Prefer light comedy.
See it if Amusing, clever satire, funny farce and social commentary all at the same time. Inventive and fun.
Don't see it if Has a nasty edge. A little slow by today's comedy standards.
See it if you want a play that deals with upward mobility with humor and surprising twists.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of the dry humor of that era. Thought the second act was very funny while first and third required more interpretation.
See it if You don’t mind seeing a non-funny comedy. Have to say the actors do their best and are quite good.
Don't see it if You expect to see a brilliant Ayckbourn comedy. This one is not up to his talent.
Also To say that I was disappointed is an understatement.
See it if A very early version of an Ayckbourn treatment. Worth seeing for that reason. Slapstick ending is pretty funny.
Don't see it if Feels a bit strained, stilted and dated. Ayckbourn got much better.
See it if You love the British class humour. You enjoy writing from a well renowned writer. You want to see British theatrical talent.
Don't see it if You cannot invest in the characters journeys. You don’t understand British humour.
See it if Want to see something really British. Can transport yourself back to the 70s with their ideals and social status.
Don't see it if You have little patience. You need to be prepared for 2.5 hours. It’s worth it.