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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About the show

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: 21 Aug 2019
Booking until: 03 May 2020

Next available performances

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 22 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Friday 23 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 25 Aug 20193:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly
London, W1V 9LB

517 Reviews Add review

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... More

annacatchpole 5"4, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was brilliant, very funny once it got going and a nice easy story line to follow. Set was brilliant with seamless changes. More

coralm1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

louisac1 5’3, 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was once again excellent with a very strong current cast & the musical numbers were very well performed.

adamrudd 6', 36 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Some laugh out loud moments and if you haven't seen "The Play That Goes Wrong' you will love it, but for me I was expecting more.

susanclements 5ft 3, 67 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Yes the show was excellent - typically zany a la Mischief Theatre - not as good as 'The Play that goes Wrong' but looking forward to... More

simonc14 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It was a great and very funny show!

valeriep8 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I.think i must have an odd sense of humour. I was smiling whilst all around me were roaring with laughter.

anneb16 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I found the show itself really funny, laughed a lot, also interesting plot. It was way funnier than The Play That Goes Wrong.

vaidatraceviciute 162 cm, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes