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 you enjoy British drama about contemporary people and problems; you prefer dialogue to action; you don't mind the mash-up of faux accents
Don't see it if you want something with action that doesn't remind you of every boring dinner party you may have attended.
See it if well acted/designed/directed dramedy of BritManners that literally uses functioning kitchen sink & stove & middle class characters pleases u
Don't see it if small, ensemble, Brit accent, confined space, show with running water, flawed characters, onstage omelette making are not in your wheelhouse
See it if you enjoy stories about dysfunctional relationships of all kinds: marital, familial, or with friends. Read the English to US vocabulary.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with unusual, unhappy or difficult relationship portrayals.
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 the "funniest most awkward dinner party ever" intrigues you. Great comedic acting. Great ensemble piece.
Don't see it if strange stagings is not your thing. It's quite funky, with two "center" rows and large side sections. That was my only dislike of the show
See it if you find black comedy and/or British humor entertaining. Really well done, w/strong connected actors. Great set w/working sink and stove.
Don't see it if you're not cool w/poking fun at serious subject-matter. Bit slow at first but then grows continuously humorous AND serious at the same time.
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 you''ll enjoy a show with a good script, especially intelligent, believable dialogue, which is,for the most part, very well acted.
Don't see it if you dislike "talky" plays and/or plays about disfunctional people, marital/relationship discord.
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 are interested in how bourgie Brits are like Bourgie Americans and how they differ from us. Amusingly exaggerated irritating characters.
Don't see it if You want to like the characters onstage. These people are tiresome.
See it if Live goes on as a global disaster occurred might be the play's theme ? The cast makes the characters interesting despite a rather odd dinner
Don't see it if A couple invites over some odd friends and family. Everyone comes with their own personal luggage while drifting in & out of the kitchen.
See it if you like naturalistic slice-of-life comedies with dramatic underpinnings performed expertly by a finely tuned ensemble. Intimate theatre!
Don't see it if you like broad and fast comedy. This thoughtful show unspools at its own pace and relies on your own perceptions to parcel its subtleties.
See it if In the midst of human tragedy, small talk in a kitchen bubbles over when the pot is stirred too quickly. Edgy, relevant, thought provoking
Don't see it if You get easily on edge when secrets, lies and raw truth are exposed. Intense
See it if for contrasting characters, their views and social deterioration as the evening wears on
Don't see it if you'd like more depth; it covers the superficial layer of the arguments; depending on seat location, dialogues are difficult to hear
See it if You like ensemble casts and like similar shows with dinner parties and unexpected occurrences
Don't see it if You want something more subtle and well written. The playwright screams his political thoughts through a drunken character close to the end
See it if you like to eavesdrop on British conversations in vignettes- among troubled adults in a private party in a nicely put on stage apt. kitchen.
Don't see it if you want a feel good experience. This is like coming to a party you want to get out of asap - as the company is more pressure than pleasure.
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