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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 that 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 staging some of the best plays in London, completely taking over the West End with shows including Magic Goes Wrong. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery promises some perfectly crafted mistakes that are sure to send the audience into fits of laughter at the Criterion Theatre.

Performance dates: 31 Oct 2020 - 03 May 2020

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 11+

Special notice: 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.

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SeatPlan Recommends: The Criterion Theatre is a relatively intimate theatre, offering good views throughout the auditorium. Get tickets towards the front of the Stalls to catch every detail of this haphazard comedy.

Latest audience reviews

This was a really fun show. At a few points, it had me belly laughing, maybe even let out a few tears... More

jadedacosta 04 Oct 2019

This was a really fun show. At a few points, it had me belly laughing, maybe even let out a few tears from laughing so much. It's a great show to see with friends or family and is definitely a good pick-me-up.

jadedacosta 04 Oct 2019

This show is genuinely ‘laugh out loud’ funny. It is what it says on the tin, with a few songs mixed... More

grahamf10 26 Feb 2020

This show is genuinely ‘laugh out loud’ funny. It is what it says on the tin, with a few songs mixed in. We both loved it. It’s fast paced in parts and, in common with some other shows that we’ve seen, has clever use of scenery and props.

grahamf10 26 Feb 2020

A good show. A little different from the other offerings from The Mischief Theatre Group, but worth a... More

andrewj1 24 Dec 2019

A good show. A little different from the other offerings from The Mischief Theatre Group, but worth a watch. Some good songs, that was a surprise, not a musical, but some fittings songs along the way.

andrewj1 24 Dec 2019

Show was excellent. Very funny. Highly recommended. After seeing The Play That Goes Wrong I wasn’t expecting... More

nicolag9 13 Dec 2019

Show was excellent. Very funny. Highly recommended. After seeing The Play That Goes Wrong I wasn’t expecting any singing so that was a nice surprise. The scene with the vent looking down into the bank was very cleverly done.

nicolag9 13 Dec 2019

I really enjoyed the show. It took a while to get off the ground in the first half but the actors did... More

annacatchpole 14 Jul 2019

I really enjoyed the show. It took a while to get off the ground in the first half but the actors did really well. They had excellent cue bites and it really made me laugh. The second half was my favourite. The scene looking down at the office I thought was done brilliantly. I think this is a show that everyone would enjoy.

annacatchpole 14 Jul 2019

Mostly funny show with an occasional weak spot. Great cast and excellent set, lighting and prop use to... More

HeyImMark Top 200 reviewer18 Oct 2019

Mostly funny show with an occasional weak spot. Great cast and excellent set, lighting and prop use to tell the story. The staging was incredibly clever.

HeyImMark Top 200 reviewer18 Oct 2019
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