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Olivier Award-winning company Mischief Theatre take over the West End with their latest chaotic comedy, which plays at the Criterion Theatre. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery sees inept criminal masterminds attempt to steal a valuable diamond from under a slumbering security guard’s nose. Guaranteed to be rife with mistakes and misunderstandings, the comedy is guaranteed to deliver an evening of ridiculous hilarity.

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 an interval.
Criterion Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Recommended 11+
Audience Notes:
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.

Best Seats

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.

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

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    jadedacosta 04 Oct 2019

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

    grahamf10's avatar
    grahamf10 26 Feb 2020

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

    andrewj1's avatar
    andrewj1 24 Dec 2019

    Show was excellent. Very funny. Highly recommended. After seeing The Play That Goes Wrong I wasn’... More

    nicolag9's avatar
    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... More

    Kaneki's avatar
    Kaneki 14 Jul 2019

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

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    HeyImMark Top 200 reviewer 18 Oct 2019
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