Part of the Brits Off Broadway fest, this dark dramedy examines a crisis at a rundown bread factory in '70s England. A revival of an early play by Richard Bean, author of the Broadway smash 'One Man, Two Guvnors.' More…
Another Sunday night shift. The smell of bread baking. The industrial thump, thump, thump of the machines that never stop. The ovens are cranked up to full blast, the factory is humming, and everyone wants to be somewhere else. But this shift is going to be different, because when a crisis hits the factory, the men have more to lose than just their wages.
See it if You are completely comfortable listening to VERY heavy Irish brogue ! You are interested in how men deal with boredom at work.
Don't see it if You want a fast moving easy to understand comedy. I would call this a black comedy. You don't like all male casts or raunchy, sexist plays.
See it if you're interested in British plays, absurdism, a certain amount of strange, quirky, British humor
Don't see it if you want a coherent, compelling story, or any female characters whatsoever. There are none in this all male cast.
See it if you like British things and dramas about the workplace. If you are a fan of interesting character studies/acting without much of a plot.
Don't see it if You can't understand heavy British accents or want a play that will really knock your socks off. This one is a little bland.
See it if You don't mind very slow moving dramas with thin plot but expose you to a variety of characters
Don't see it if You want some actual development of plot and some action in a play
See it if You understand the humor of the lower British side. A lot of jokes and good humor.
Don't see it if You're sort of a diction snob. I couldn't understand a word any of them were saying, so I didn't know the plot line.
See it if You have a tremendous grasp of the regional dialect and British slang.
Don't see it if You don't have a tremendous grasp of the regional dialect and British slang.
See it if You enjoy English dramas. You enjoy slice-of-life dramas. You can understand Northern English accents well. You like workplace dramas.
Don't see it if You want a play w/a clear story-this is 1 day at a factory: story starts in the middle & just stops.You understand Northern Brit accents.
See it if You can easily understand working class British English, you can appreciate the plight of overworked factory workers and their comraderie.
Don't see it if You cannot empathise with working class heroes, don't understand British working class speech or references; you prefer light fare.
See it if you enjoy watching British plays, hearing accents (which at times can be difficult to follow) and understand 'local' humor.
Don't see it if ....although an original story line, might help if you read up on the setting (era, economic and political events during that time).