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

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Overview

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.

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: Age 11+

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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: 27 May 2018
Booking until: 07 Apr 2019

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Sunday 27 May 20183:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 29 May 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 30 May 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 31 May 2018--7:30pm
Friday 01 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 02 Jun 20182:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 03 Jun 20183:00pm--

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
2 Jermyn Street
London, SW1Y 4XA

264 Reviews Add review

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

Having already seen The Play That Goes Wrong, I had really high expectations for this show and hoped that it would deliver. I was certainly not disappointed, as the show was everything I hoped it would be and more! I could not stop laughing from start to finish, and left the theatre with a huge smile on my face. This show is absolute genius in so many ways and an utterly mammoth task for all of the cast. The current cast are absolutely phenomenal and truly made you laugh until you cried - they even cracked up on stage themselves a couple of times which only amplified the laughter in the room. The audience for this show are incredible, and you've never felt more joy and mirth in a room than you do here. If you want a night of pure comedic genius and humorous fun, then get yourself down to this show pronto!

helenasim 5' 5", 5 reviews, 0 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, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Just an absolutely hilarious show! Mischief Theatre continue to prove why they deserve to keep on extending their shows in the West End. I was fortunate enough to see the original company, but I think that the current cast may be even better! Sam Fogell and Chris Leask are particularly excellent! If you are looking for a very fun night out, this is perfect. I was properly laughing throughout and would absolutely see it again. Recommended!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 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

Review with spoilers: The show was hilarious, never have I laughed so much at a West End show, The sets and delivery of lines were also superb. In one scene (Spoiler Alert) the characters were in the vents, however they did it so cleverly that the vents were right at the front of the stage and the room in which the vent were located in was on the back wall, still don't quite understand how they did that. It is quite hard to explain but you'll know what i mean if you see the show. There were also ongoing jokes which while worked sometimes didn't work after they hammered them in quite a few times. The play was also quite dark in places (at one point one of the characters was thrown into a fan). Overall I feel that the show is a definite must see, even if you don't like theatre. Spoiler free review: Definitely see this show.

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, 4 helpful votes

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!!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 4 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

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 struggled to follow the plot as a lot of the comedy came from the lines they said. If you are deaf and cannot access a show with captions I would recommend Peter Pan goes wrong first (my personal fav and I saw this without captions) and then The Play that goes Wrong before I would see this one. There is much more slapstick comedy in the other two which makes it more visual and not so important to know the words being said. From a hearing point of view, this show was very clever with its words and set.

michellehedley 7 reviews, 2 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

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 constant jokes, puns and humorous 'misunderstandings' can't help but make you laugh. Their use of the whole stage is really impressive and the set utilises every possible bit of space in a spectacular way. Without spoiling the surprise, they turn performance on its head. Which leads onto the performers themselves. The energy from everyone on stage is there from the off and they all give the show 100%.

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

It took about 20 minutes for me to get into it, but once I did I loved it. There are some genuinely creative ideas in the show and... More

elmquill1617 5"3, 26 reviews, 1 helpful vote

It took about 20 minutes for me to get into it, but once I did I loved it. There are some genuinely creative ideas in the show and some really funny jokes. The current cast are brilliant and my particular favourite was Peter McGovern, who played Warren Slax - he was perfect in his role in my opinion!

elmquill1617 5"3, 26 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Hilarious show and in my opinion Mischief Theatre's best offering to day. The slapstick is ingeniously done and the mix of physical and pun based comedy is enough to keep it fresh and fast paced, without feeling too repetitive. Unlike their previous play within a play style shows, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is far more plot driven. I'd definitely recommend getting tickets!

shaun 5"10, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Completely hilarious from start to finish. The slapstick humour is so perfectly timed and executed it's impossible to not fall in ... More

grayfitz 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Completely hilarious from start to finish. The slapstick humour is so perfectly timed and executed it's impossible to not fall in love with the show. The whole of Act 2 is just amazing to watch, even from just a technical standpoint. Would 100% see again, and have been looking into seeing the other two Mischief Theatre shows as soon as possible.

grayfitz 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes