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

About the show

Please note that remaining performances of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery have been cancelled following government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 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: 01 May 2020
Booking until: 03 May 2020

Location and map

Criterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly
London, W1V 9LB

663 Reviews Add review

This show is genuinely ‘laugh out loud’ funny. It is what it says on the tin, with a few songs mixed in. We both loved it. It’s fast... More

grahamf10 1 review, 0 helpful votes

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 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Suitable for children our daughter 10 years old laughed quite a lot. Only parts which was above... More

paulu 1 review, 0 helpful votes

ryandawe 5"8, 353 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A good show. A little different from the other offerings from The Mischief Theatre Group, but worth a watch. Some good songs, that... More

andrewj1 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was excellent. Very funny. Highly recommended. After seeing The Play That Goes Wrong I wasn’t expecting any singing so that was... More

nicolag9 2 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, 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, 65 reviews, 3 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, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes