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

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery tickets from £11.75

Tickets from £11.75

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+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours and 20 mins (including interval)
Opened: 31 Mar 2016
Press night: 14 Apr 2016
Booking from: 12 Dec 2017
Booking until: 04 Nov 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 13 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Thursday 14 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Friday 15 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 16 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 17 Dec 20173:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday 19 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Dec 2017--7:30pm

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
2 Jermyn Street
London, SW1Y 4XA

217 Reviews Add review

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, 1 helpful vote

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, 1 helpful vote

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

Lethaniel2000 6", 21 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.

Lethaniel2000 6", 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the second time I’ve seen The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and it is still hilarious. The puns and slapstick are so fast pa... More

shaun 5"10, 59 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is the second time I’ve seen The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and it is still hilarious. The puns and slapstick are so fast paced and still feel original while also being reminiscent of the great TV comedies of the 70s and 80s. Personally, I think it is the best out of Mischief Theatre’s West End offerings so far and a show that is easily enjoyed by all!

shaun 5"10, 59 reviews, 2 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, 2 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, 2 helpful votes

This show is hilarious. I've been four times now. Great for all ages but a particularly good one for 'dad' jokes. Very talented ca... More

rochellebalboa 5"9, 82 reviews, 22 helpful votes

This show is hilarious. I've been four times now. Great for all ages but a particularly good one for 'dad' jokes. Very talented cast and a great concept from Mischief Theatre who have never put on a show I haven't enjoyed.

rochellebalboa 5"9, 82 reviews, 22 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

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, 59 reviews, 2 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, 59 reviews, 2 helpful votes

If you have seen the Play that goes wrong - this is similar. I would say not quite as funny and a little more of a farce. Thorough... More

stevepearman 5" 6', 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

If you have seen the Play that goes wrong - this is similar. I would say not quite as funny and a little more of a farce. Thoroughly enjoyable!

stevepearman 5" 6', 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is great fun - I was not sure what to expect after the amazing "slapstick" Play that Goes Wrong. This is a comedy and one lau... More

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is great fun - I was not sure what to expect after the amazing "slapstick" Play that Goes Wrong. This is a comedy and one laughs from beginning to end - and again extremely slick. For a good night out - not to be missed.

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes
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