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The Nap

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1 hr 30 mins

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 Story

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.

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Fans of comedy | Snooker fans

Critics Reviews

“Glorious theatrical fun from Richard Bean!”
– The Guardian

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday & Wednesday 7 PM
Thursday & Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 2 PM

Timings may be subject to change, and can be checked while booking tickets.

Duration
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Leading Roles
Alexandra Billings as Waxy Bush
Ben Schnetzer as Dylan Spokes
John Ellison Conlee as Bobby Spokes
Johanna Day as Stella

Written by
Richard Bean

Directed by
Daniel Sullivan

Additional Information

Audience
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
Coat check

Seating
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre has a seating capacity of 650.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
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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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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Clare Russell
Clare
Reviewed in September, 2018

So easy, booked online, headed to the theatre and our Headout host was waiting right out and easily visible! No complaints ?

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Samuel J Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street , New York

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