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Criterion Theatre
2 Jermyn Street
London, SW1Y 4XA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 31 Mar 2016
Booking from: 21 Feb 2017
Booking until: 29 Oct 2017
Duration: 2 hours and 20 mins (including interval)
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY TICKETS
Tuesday

21 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

22 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

23 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Friday

24 Feb 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

25 Feb 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Sunday

26 Feb 2017

7:00PM
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  • shaun 5"10 male 29 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
  • grayfitz 9 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 6th November 2016
    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.
    I was really happy with this view - you feel really close to the action regardless of seats, as the theatre is quite intimate, but these seats especially gave a perfect view of the stage - I could see everything clearly. It was a bit of a squeeze as people tried to pass before the show due to a pillar immediately to the right of the seat, but didn't have any problems once everyone was seated. Look into Sunday seats - I got these seats for £25 each for a Sunday matinee, but they're the same price for the Sunday Evening performance too if booked through the shows website/box office.
    C21 Dress Circle - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Dress Circle C21
  • loriritchie 6 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 4th December 2016
    Really good show, very funny and I would recommend it! Classic comedy gold.
    Sat in Stalls C19
    Bargain! I went through the shows website directly and they had a Sunday offer code on (half price tickets! and cannot believe my luck with these tickets! Fab value. Although I would equally recommend paying the full price if required as these seats were great. Best I have ever had in a show. Could not ask for a better view! I would definitely recommend these seats!
    C19 Stalls - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls C19
  • u2fancat 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, 20th January 2017
    It started off cheesy, and continued that way. But they were so enthusiastic that it was impossible not to like it! Not as good as The Play That Goes Wrong, I thought, but still hilarious.
    Sat in Stalls J1
    It's hard to pick a good value seat when they're so carefully priced according to whatever restrictions they might have. I reached a compromise with this one - stalls, but not too expensive. Legroom was fine, view was fine apart from a little bit of the stage that was cut off. If other seats are too expensive, this is a decent choice.
    J1 Stalls - Criterion Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls J1
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.
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