The Comedy about a Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre tickets
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre tickets

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery tickets from £11.75

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Dominating the West End with the spectacularly successful The Play that Goes Wrong, as well as Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Mischief Movie Night, Mischief Theatre's newest comedy promises to be as chaotic as the rest. Playing at London’s Criterion Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning company present The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, which sees a group of unlikely criminals haphazardly attempt to rob a bank.

Directed by Mark Bell, the comedy is a typical tale of a heist gone wrong. Diverting from the Cornley Polytechnic Society’s disastrous attempts at staging well-known plays, Mischief Theatre present us with a new style of farce which promises to deliver the same amount of hilarity. Following eight inept criminal masterminds in their efforts to sneakily steal a very large diamond, plenty of mishaps are guaranteed, as the greedy group attempt to take it from under a sleeping security guard’s nose. A perfect blend of pranks, slapstick and side-splitting entertainment, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery promises an abundance of laugh-out-loud moments.

Conceived by and starring Mischief Theatre’s masterful trio Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery features a cast including Sean Kearns as Robin Freeboys, Jean-Luke Worrell as Warren Slax, Gareth Tempest as Mitch Ruscitti, Jack Whittle as Sam Monaghan, Emily Stott as Caprice Freeboys, Tania Mathurin as Ruth Monaghan, Jeremy Lloyd as Officer Shuck, Laurence Pears as Neil Cooper and Chris Leask as Everyone Else. Additional casting includes Paula Kay, Mike Bodie, Niall Ransome and Lydia Fraser.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery features design by David Farley, as well as lighting design by David Howe, costume design by Roberto Surace and sound design by Jon Fiber.

Formed in 2008, critically acclaimed company Mischief Theatre are notorious for bringing their relentless mishaps to the stage, completely taking over the West End. Their latest production promises some perfectly crafted mistakes that are sure to send the audience into fits of laughter. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery continues to play to delighted audiences at the Criterion Theatre.

Recommended for

Fans of The Play That Goes Wrong will absolutely love Mischief Theatre’s latest offering and should not miss out on getting tickets. Those who love slapstick comedy with plenty of panto-esque moments will enjoy this production.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+. No under 5's.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 31 Mar 2016
Press night: 14 Apr 2016
Booking from: 27 Jun 2019
Booking until: 03 May 2020

Next available performances

Thursday 27 Jun 2019--7:30pm
Friday 28 Jun 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 29 Jun 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 30 Jun 20193:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 02 Jul 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 03 Jul 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 04 Jul 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly
London, W1V 9LB

494 Reviews Add review

Having already seen The Play That Goes Wrong, I had really high expectations for this show and hoped that it would deliver. I was certainly... More

helenasim 5' 5", 5 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Review with spoilers: The show was hilarious, never have I laughed so much at a West End show, The sets and delivery of lines were... More

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 61 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really inventive show, absolutely love how they've organically woven in the mishaps of their show into the storyline - a feat that... More

clemonylemony 5"8.5, 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Another fantastic production from the Mischief Theatre Company. I loved this show, the plot, the actors, the staging, just everything... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

The show was a comedy with some musical numbers running though at times. Had I not had the captions for this show I would have struggled... More

michellehedley 7 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Just an absolutely hilarious show! Mischief Theatre continue to prove why they deserve to keep on extending their shows in the West... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Incredible show, hilarious & witty with amazing acting from everyone on the cast.

emilyf3 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The beginning of the show has a slight panto style to it that I found took me a moment to get into but after that the near constant... More

LucyKay 5' 6/7, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Initially I thought this wouldn’t be for me as it was quite shouty and a bit silly. Apart from the annoying Threeboys part (went on... More

lizh1 1 review, 0 helpful votes