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 like slow, naturalistic shows about people living their lives, much like Annie Baker's Flick or Richard Nelson's Apple family plays.
Don't see it if you prefer faster-moving shows with a lot of action or have trouble with Yorkshire accents.
See it if Just don't. Promise me you won't. I have seen over 300 shows, and this is the first one EVER where I walked out during intermission.
Don't see it if You have other amusements available to you, such as watching paint dry or having teeth pulled.
See it if you enjoy both subtle and broad humor, great ensemble acting, clever writing, inspired direction and can understand heavy British accents.
Don't see it if you have difficulty with British accents or raunchy humor.
See it if you enjoy smart slice-of-life plays, spiced with an extra layer of potential supernaturalism. Like PB&J, the actors blend into a tasty treat
Don't see it if thick accents make mush of even good dialogue to your ears or if you want characters you identify with emotionally. I was transfixed.
See it if Youd enjoy a wryly humored British import with memorable performances all around & an unexpected double twist. Dry wit thru out; v enjoyable
Don't see it if You have a problem following pronounced regional British accents, following English references, or find the daily grind of a bakery mundane
See it if you want a window onto working-class British factory life in the 70's as men celebrate small victories and pleasures in a bleak canteen.
Don't see it if a 2-hour play on the near soul-crushing effects of low-paid shift work is not your cup of tea; if you have a low tolerance for crotch grabs.
See it if you have a friend that appreciates analysing theatre in its historical context and its stagecraft so the two of you can unpack the show
Don't see it if you want no-brainer entertainment, you want something quick
See it if You like real time pacing, have a great ear for Yorkshire accents, like thoughtful work, can appreciate working class drama
Don't see it if You have no ear for UK accents, don't appreciate subtle character dramas, you can't take slow pacing
See it if you enjoy British Plays about common, everyday life in a factory. Play is full of good humor and well acted.
Don't see it if You have a rough time with accents and dialects. Thick accents and British vernacular made it hard to follow at times.
See it if You like well written workplace drama with a real window on dreary life in a mind-sapping job, great ensemble work!
Don't see it if You find Yorkshire accents impenetrable, want more action, don't care about working class life.
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 British drama, solid acting, shows about the futility of the life of the working man.
Don't see it if you have trouble understanding plays with heavy dialect, if you're not into drama about the futility of life.