Enjoy a delightful one and a half hours of incredible comedy brought to life by a highly talented cast in this wacky show on English snooker. This classic by Richard Bean is filled with memorable one-liners that are sewn expertly into a brilliant plot that makes for an engaging watch.
Why Watch The Nap
Richard Bean brings out the potential for corruption in sport in a humorous way in his play, ‘The Nap’. It comes as no surprise that the award-winning author of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ was able to put together another hilarious show of the same caliber. Accomplished performers like Alexandra Billings, Johanna Day, and John Ellison Conlee are sure to leave you in fits of laughter. Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan has adeptly directed the play and managed to milk humour out of every scene, all the way up to the comically tense final scene. The British premier of The Nap was wildly successful, with The Guardian remarking that the it was simply ‘ingenious’ storytelling and acting, and The Daily Mail calling it ‘terrifically inventive’.
The The Nap is a fast-paced comic thriller that revolves around the world of snooker, which is England’s version of pool. A young snooker player with great potential, Dylan Spokes, attends a championship tournament. However, he is accosted by the officials, who admonish him about the consequences of match-fixing. Dylan has his hands tied when he is suddenly made to take part in shady dealings with the rest of the characters in the play. The vibrant cast includes Dylan’s father who is an ex-convict, his titillating mother, a sharp manager, and a notorious gangster. The play’s characters are far more captivating than the actual plot. Perhaps one of the most spectacular and unique aspects of the play is that the finale involves a live snooker tournament where the actors have to score the right points for the story to reach its intended conclusion.
Fans of comedy | Snooker fans
“Glorious theatrical fun from Richard Bean!”
– The Guardian
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre has a seating capacity of 650.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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