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 observing working-class Northern British Men at work, actors using terms & accents most Americans may find hard to follow, dramedy
Don't see it if Not understanding every word is frustrating, you find one set theater lacking, and you prefer a variety of characters and locations
See it if You enjoy British comedy, and enjoy a show with twists that have unexpected results on your takeaway of the show
Don't see it if You like every plot point to pay off, or everything to make sense. Some of what happens just happens
See it if you're a fan of British sensibilities, poignancy, and humor. The performances are the highlight.
Don't see it if you struggle to understand accents or are looking for a clear and specific ending. The show is character study foremost.
See it if you like "work plays". It's a slow-paced character study set in 1970s Yorkshire. The sole setting is the break room of an industrial bakery.
Don't see it if you don't know Yorkshire slang, don't have an "ear" for accents (specifically a Hull accent) & will have problems w/ understanding/hearing.
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).
See it if You're ready for a slow-build, with great payoff at the end. You want to see a funny show. You like great minimalist acting.
Don't see it if You're expecting an uproarious comedy. You have a hard time understanding accents.
See it if You like a story that revolves around characters. There are many subtlely suggested themes and ideas
Don't see it if you don't understand British slang, or can't appreciate what is not said as much as the dialogue
See it if you enjoy and understand British humor and want to watch some masterful actors living simply and truthfully onstage.
Don't see it if you don't have an appreciation for watching slice of life drama or can't appreciate quiet within a piece of theatre.
See it if you are into character-driven plays that feature great ensemble work by very competent actors.
Don't see it if you have trouble understanding the thick British accents used by the actors throughout the play.
See it if You like slow moving regional British slice of life drama with thick accents. Like a writer's first attempt at writing Pinter.
Don't see it if you have a hard time with thick accents, are in a light mood, don't enjoy male-centric drama, or smoking onstage.
See it if You want to see the early work of a very successful UK playwright; very good acting in a lower class work place environment
Don't see it if U are impatient to wait for Act II or are put off by a large portion of the dialog being incomprehensible because of mumbling/strong accents