THEATRE
Criterion Theatre
2 Jermyn Street
London, SW1Y 4XA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 31 Mar 2016
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 29 Oct 2017
Duration: 2 hours and 20 mins (including interval)
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY TICKETS
Tuesday

28 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

01 Apr 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Sunday

02 Apr 2017

7:00PM
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  • fifilou 5"7 female 75 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 5th July 2016
    Another fantastic production from the Mischief Theatre Company. I loved this show, the plot, the actors, the staging, just everything about it! I have never laughed so much at a theatre and neither have I heard an audience laugh so much. I would say that this is a show for everyone and would be a good show to take someone who maybe isn't a huge theatre fan. Its fun, its fast paced and it has a lot of laughs! I would recommend this show!!
    This ticket does come with the warning that this is a slip seat, with a side and restricted view with limited leg room. All that being said I didn't find too many issues with this seat especially for the price. Yes the legroom is tight and the man sat next to me said he was struggling at the interval (he was about 6ft) and the chairs aren't particually comfortable, I felt like mine was tipping me forward. The view however is really not that bad. This seat is the closest to the main dress circle seats. You do have to lean forward but being on the end means that there is no one to obstruct behind you. Once you lean forward I had very little restriction for my view - maybe just the very far stage left - but most of the action is centre stage so I didn't miss anything really. For the price I would sit here again.
    AA3 Dress Circle - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle AA3
  • shaun 5"10 male 32 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 4th September 2016
    The position of the seat itself could not be much better. Not so close to the front that you are craning your neck but also close enough to the stage to give a great view of the action. The seat is perfectly comfortable and although the legroom is not amazing, it is still pretty good compared to most theatres. The main downside is that there is no real noticeable slope from this seat to the rows in front. This means that if the people in front of you are the same height or taller, their heads are going to get in the way a fair bit. A pretty good seat, however if you’re very short the front row with a fairly low stage and no audience in front of you might be preferable.
    Sat in Stalls D13
    The position of the seat itself could not be much better. Not so close to the front that you are craning your neck but also close enough to the stage to give a great view of the action. The seat is perfectly comfortable and although the legroom is not amazing, it is still pretty good compared to most theatres. The main downside is that there is no real noticeable slope from this seat to the rows in front. This means that if the people in front of you are the same height or taller, their heads are going to get in the way a fair bit. A pretty good seat, however if you’re very short the front row with a fairly low stage and no audience in front of you might be preferable.
    D13 Stalls - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls D13
  • nathancollins 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 28th December 2016
    Ticket says restricted view but, as shown in photo, you lean ever so slightly left and the pillar in front doesn't cover any of the stage whatsoever, great seats for the price.
    D17 Dress Circle - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle D17
  • lisawiedemann 172 female 17 reviews 0 helpful votes
    60% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 22nd March 2017
    Some great funny moments but unfortunately not as hilarious as the other mischief theatre plays (and with some pretty unexpected dark moments).
    Sat in Stalls P9
    View was ok - even though it says restricted on the ticket, there is no part of the stage that you can't see from this seat. Since the rake is very shallow in this (otherwise gorgeous) theatre, you have to hope for a smaller person in front of you. A bit far from the stage, but overall good seat with ample of room to the side and enough leg room for an average person.
    P9 Stalls - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls P9
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY SEATING PLAN
The Criterion is a relatively intimate theatre, offering good views throughout the auditorium. Sit towards the front of the Stalls to catch every detail of this haphazard comedy.
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STORY
Dominating the West End with the spectacularly successful The Play that Goes Wrong and the recent romp Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre bring an entirely new chaotic comedy to the West End. Showing 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 The Play That Goes Wrong’s 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 the original members of The Play That Goes Wrong, including Dave Hearn, Charlie Russel, Nancy Wallinger, Chris Leask, Greg Tannahill and Jeremy Lloyd. David Farley designs what is sure to be another highly innovative set, working alongside lighting designer David Howe, costume designer Roberto Surace and sound designer Job Fiber.

Formed in 2008, critically acclaimed 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 opened at the Criterion Theatre in March.
SUITABLE FOR
Fans of The Play That Goes Wrong will absolutely love Mischief Theatre’s latest offering. Those who love slapstick comedy with plenty of panto-esque moments will enjoy this production.

Age Recommendations: Age 11+
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