There is drama here and comedy but no farce although the fizzy cherry drink and brown ale come very close. The succession of dishes are supposed to excite and entice so more like vaudeville than a serious performance. Each course is designed for impact and, no doubt, the idea is to avoid the suggestion that it is just another eatery. Some dishes come off very well, some not at all but at $500 a head, it is cheaper to go to the actual theatre, even in New York. Locals say that they only go there once but you should, just for the experience.