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

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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: 17 Nov 2019
Booking until: 01 Nov 2020

Next available performances

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 21 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Friday 22 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 23 Nov 20192:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 24 Nov 20193:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 26 Nov 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly
London, W1V 9LB

580 Reviews Add review

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... More

jadedacosta 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

HeyImMark 171cm, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Laugh out loud from start to finish. I have seen other performances by The Mischief Theatre and have not been disappointed. Scenery... More

michaelfarmer 1.80, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a hilarious show! Was howling with laughter from start to finish. Would highly recommend all the shows from this company!

letterstojuly 152cm, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing and shows what you can do with a small amount of cast. You will be laughing from start to finish.

jemt 5"5, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very cute and funny show! However, there were a lot of gunshots and there was no trigger warning, which I felt was needed.

jafriedland 5'0", 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very funny and clever.

stevesherwin 6”1, 70 reviews, 2 helpful votes

jadedacosta 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes