Under Andrew O'Connor's direction, the production lives up to the NYT's reputation for high professional standards. Lucy Punch's neurotic housewife Florence would be enough to make Mother Teresa apoplectic, while Rachel Stirling's performance as the cool, aggressively undomesticated Olive is attractive if a bit short on fire.
As an ensemble, the friends who get together every Friday night to play Trivial Pursuits are the real stars, with a truly memorable portrayal of the nerdish Vera by Laura Hayes. Also notable are the hilarious Spanish brothers upstairs (Pepe Balderamma and Gary Shelford). But the jury is still out on whether women's domestic squabbles are as funny as men's.