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 love to explore new worlds and great acting. This story is character driven and you come to love the characters.
Don't see it if you have a problem with understanding heavy accents. This will be frustrating if you can't understand the dialect.
See it if You like 2B a fly on the wall, esp a sticky dusty tea-stained wall in a UK factory canteen. Anglophiles will luv. Factory workers will, too.
Don't see it if You need plays to *Start w a recipe; *Add & Mix ingredients; *Bake & End w a cake. Toast only Adds&Mixes, which imho makes it delicious.
See it if you enjoy workplace slice-of-life, fine ensemble, dark humor as characters cope with unemployment fears and try to prevent factory closing.
Don't see it if grinding daily routines play out in real time & Act 1 is slow. Act 2 is better. Arrival of a creepy newcomer brings delight and confusion
See it if you are open to real time theater set in a realistic English workplace and can identify with working class struggles
Don't see it if you have trouble understanding thick regional British accents - the language can be challenging. But the writing rewards your effort.
See it if have patience for a slow burn. Wonderful accents. Opposed to most plays, the 2nd act was tighter than the 1st. So in that respect it worked
Don't see it if you need a logical conclusion. I can wrap my head around the most bizarre Monty Python sketch... but not this! Death? Lighting=??? Help!
See it if you enjoy British redundancy tales along the line of Billy Elliot and Kinky Boots. No music, but this one has a great mystery at its root!
Don't see it if you don't understand Brits. This is a British play starring British actors with British accents telling British jokes. Good guys win! Yay!
See it if You like British humour, working-class struggles and some raunchiness, and are willing to attune your ear to a variety of accents.
Don't see it if You were in the mood for something lighthearted or you want straightforward narrative.
See it if You know or want to know life in Hull ,U.K. In 70's. Funny,sad drama. Great cast,great acting.
Don't see it if Struggle with accents, the actors stay pretty true to hull 1970's. This is not fast action, it is very slow especially at the beginning.
See it if wonderful writing - great language in the regional British working class characters.
Don't see it if you don't understand British accents and don't like learning new evocative lnaguage
See it if If you like British humor and locker room talk in a bakery. All male cast, non-musical. Witty, clever, interesting.
Don't see it if Reminded me of Billy Elliot If you took out the story of the dancing boy and just listened to the minors hanging out at work (not on strike)
See it if you like British drama and can understand Yorkshire accents and colloquialisms.
Don't see it if You're not into plays based in one location that focus on one theme
See it if you are unafraid of seeing pure British work and like Richard Bean's masterful writing. Great acting and very witty.
Don't see it if you cannot appreciate a repetitive theme embedded in existential undertones. Takes a bit getting use to the play, as it is constant.
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 would enjoy hanging out in a bakery break room for two hours while nothing happens and you miss lines said in a northern English accent
Don't see it if You expect a good play to have a plot or relevant insights into people today. Some English plays are best left in the UK.
See it if -you can understand heavy lower British dialogue. -are not bored by lack of sets or costumes -aren't bothered by men grabbing crotches
Don't see it if You are easily bored by straight drama, unintelligible British dialogue, lack of sets and costumes. very difficult to understand and follow
See it if You like realistic theater that doesn't have things "happening" every second, but paints vivid pictures of characters & tells a strong story
Don't see it if You are impatient, struggle with British accents or want action-packed theater.
See it if You like slice-of-life, psychological realism, spot-on set, costumes, and situation. The acting was excellent from the whole cast.
Don't see it if You want something fast-paced, don't like British acting, or pure realism.
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 All you're looking for is great acting, and don't mind sitting through two of the most boring hours of theater you'll ever experience
Don't see it if You value your time
See it if You "get" British slang and humor. See it if you like smaller, slow-paced pieces.
Don't see it if You find it hard to follow heavy British accents or if you don't like "dramedy" type plays.
See it if you enjoy British humor (crude jokes and innuendos), naturalism, and solid acting. The play's strengths are its characters and specificity.
Don't see it if you expect an active plot, strong thematic structure, or diversity.