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

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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 Casting includes Sean Kearns as Robin Freeboys, Mark Hammersley as Warren Slax, Gareth Tempest as Mitch Ruscitti, Sam Fogell as Sam Monaghan, Holly Sumpton 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, Jack Whittle and Lydia Fraser.

From 18 December 2018, Caprice Freeboys is played by Julia Frith, Warren Slax by Jean-Luke Worrell, Mitch Ruscitti by Liam Jeavons and Sam Monaghan by Jack Whittle. From 15 January 2019, Gareth Tempest returns to the role of Mitch Ruscitti while Emily Stott plays the part of Caprice Freeboys.

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: 12 Dec 2018
Booking until: 03 Nov 2019

Next available performances

Thursday 13 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Friday 14 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 15 Dec 20182:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 16 Dec 20183:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 18 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 20 Dec 20182:30pm--

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
2 Jermyn Street
London, SW1Y 4XA

345 Reviews Add review

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, 0 helpful votes

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

helenasim 5' 5", 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 5 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 str... 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 Wes... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 5 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 constan... More

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

Hilarious show and in my opinion Mischief Theatre's best offering to day. The slapstick is ingeniously done and the mix of physica... More

shaun 5"10, 134 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Hilarious play from the brilliant Mischief Theatre. You will be belly laughing throughout the night - really clever and fun!

rochellebalboa 5"9, 118 reviews, 23 helpful votes