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 enjoy offbeat but intelligent theater which is extremely well acted.
Don't see it if You are hard of hearing and have trouble with accents. Or, if your idea of a smashing night of theater is a big Broadway musical.
See it if you like great acting.. amazing cast! Good drama! See it if you like watching British plays.
Don't see it if you don't like British plays, too much talking, and hard understanding british accents.
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 It a humourous and fun show that has a deeper meaning that is very subtly in the way it is woven into the story. Some excellent characters
Don't see it if You are offended by bad language and find British accents and slang difficult
See it if You ever had a mind numbing job and the best part of the job were the coffee/tea and lunch breaks
Don't see it if you plan on taking kids. A lot of swearing & not 'slap stick' humor like One Man Two Guvnors
See it if You enjoy highly calibrated ensemble acting. You yearn for theater that transports you to an unimaginable place and keeps your interest.
Don't see it if Your ears cannot understand a story told in British slang.
See it if you like slice-of-life pieces. From 1999, Toast reveals the drudgery and camaraderie of a factory. Like Skeleton Crew, but earlier! Funny.
Don't see it if your ear can't acclimate to a Yorkshire accent. Action occurs in real time, so the pace is slow. Strong ensemble cast of quirky characters.
See it if you want to see a sharply written and finely acted slice-of-life comedy/drama about northern British blue collar laborers in the 70s.
Don't see it if you are expecting a laugh-out-loud farce in the style of Bean's One Man, Two Guv'ners; if you have a strong aversion to herbal cigarettes.
See it if male bonding interests you. Men working the late shift in a British Bakery that may be closing play out running jokes and personal pain.
Don't see it if you need to understand every word spoken. The accents are working class with slang so sometimes difficult to understand.
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 like slow-burn stories where you are given a chance to see well created characters grow slowly into their story. It has a slow first act
Don't see it if You can't understand British Accents and you can't deal with the smell of herbal cigarettes (which the characters smoke the entire time)
See it if you can grind through the heavy accents to the heart of the play - it's characters. All were wonderful. Many laughs.
Don't see it if you have no patience trying to listen carefully to understand what's said; and prefer action to well developed characters.
See it if British workmen in a commercial bakery fight for their jobs despite the drudgery. The humor is an acquired taste and this is where to start
Don't see it if The Yorkshire accents are difficult to understand. I missed some of the dialogue. but what I got was worth hearing. Some fine performances
See it if Day-in-the-life drama depicting the dull routine of male workers in a rundown British bread factory; accents are strong but acting is superb
Don't see it if Play is slow; more a depiction of worker's humdrum routine and work relationships than a strong plot. I liked it but my companion was bored.
See it if Only to see Matthew Kelly pull off a difficult demo of true workplace tedium & silence; in real time with a good cast in a young & flat play
Don't see it if A slow evening of thick Yorkshire dialect & clichéd Brit boys-being-boys action & dry humor in an unusual setting isn't of interest.
See it if You can tolerate crass, crude working men's behaviors (nose-picking, crotch grabbing, grossness) to see the caring in the relationships
Don't see it if REALLY THICK British working class accents and idiomatic expressions throw you. I had a tough time with it but overall play is worthwhile.