The Barrow Group and The Pond Theatre Company present this black comedy about friends discussing their day-to-day worries while a natural disaster is occurring halfway around the world. More…
One night in January 2010, an earthquake in Haiti leaves around a 100,000 people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile, somewhere in a leafy North London suburb, a group of six individuals convene over avocado and prawns, followed by a monkfish stew. They struggle with worries over their mortgages, their mobile phone fees, their Facebook friends, their careers, their love lives, their diets, their alcohol intake, their holiday plans, and whether or not any of them will be able to make any lasting impression on history.
See it if A group of ego centered and emotionally damaged parade around while Rome is burning....never truly engaging.
Don't see it if Do not see if you perfer musicals or light dramas.
See it if You like combative dinner parties with rather stereotypical combatants who are somewhat overdrawn. Some dialogue is quite funny/embarrasing
Don't see it if You don't like 'kitchen sink' type drama with strange characters who don't seem to fit together in the same place
See it if you like theater and dinner parties with socializing with a lot of "characters"
Don't see it if you don't enjoy cliched, slow, "verbal diarrhea" exposition, and have an urge to run away from a dinner party
See it if you like Seinfeld with a British accent and no real likeable characters. Watch a story about nothing, with people complaining and ranting.
Don't see it if you like a show where something happens. The ending was interesting but should have been the beginning of the play.
See it if You really enjoy slow roll plays that meander along, at times frenetically and at times inexhaustibly slowly
Don't see it if You don't like plays that don't REALLY go anywhere. While some characters have interesting arcs, most don't change from beginning to end.
See it if Everything about this show was done professionally, to very high standards. If you love British sensibilities you'll love it.
Don't see it if If you want a play where the characters are required to change - either through self-realization or outside forces.
See it if You love English drama and enjoy seeing dysfunctional relationships.
Don't see it if You lose patience when characters blather on.
See it if Was there a point? I don't know. I stopped looking for one pretty early on. Performers were all good and tried hard.
Don't see it if You could just go hang out with a bunch of friends and listen to their boring, inane banter for free instead.
See it if You automatically like anything done with English accents and would enjoy the subtle ridicule of characters you can feel superior to.
Don't see it if Like me, you find screwed up self involved people at their worst NOT satirically amusing but an irritating bore.
See it if You like character driven play w/decent ensemble, some funny exchanges, some quirky characters, slow start, 2nd half better
Don't see it if You get bored with a lot of dialogue and little action, characters and their dysfunctional lives not terribly interesting