The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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Criterion Theatre, London
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Criterion Theatre, London
Olivier-nominated play from Mischief Theatre
Our Review 4 / 5
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Mischief Theatre’s hit comedy show The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is sending audiences into fits of laughter at the Criterion Theatre, as the hilarious theatre company are cementing their reputation as the funniest outfit in the West End and beyond.

The smash-hit follow-up to the company’s debut The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is set in the summer of 1958, as the Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted to take care of a precious diamond. A dangerous escaped convict is on the loose and determined to steal the priceless jewel with the help of his sidekick, girlfriend, and the maintenance man.

Join the company on a wildly funny farce, where mistaken identity, love triangles and hidden agendas mean everything is on the line for these screwball characters.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opened at the Criterion Theatre in London in March 2016, following the smash-and-grab success of Mischief Theatre’s hit original The Play That Goes Wrong.

A favourite for families of all ages, the traditional British, slapstick humour of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery guarantees side-splitting laughs, dynamite comedy and a memorable night at the theatre.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery tickets are available now.

Previews from |
31st March 2016
Opening date |
21st April 2016
Booking from |
12th November 2019
Available until |
1st November 2020
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)
Suitable for 11+ 
By:
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields,
Producer:
Mischief Theatre Company
Director:
Mark Bell
Design:
David Farley
Costume:
Roberto Surace
Cast list:
Sean Carey (Sam Monaghan), David Coomber (Neil Cooper), Julia Frith (Caprice Freeboys), George Hannigan (Everyone Else) Liam Jeavons (Mitch Ruscitti), Damian Lynch (Robin Freeboys), Killian Macardle (Officer Randal Chuck), Jon Trenchard (Warren Slax) and Ashley Tucker (Ruth Monaghan), Julie Cullen, Charlotte Duffy, Tom Hopcroft, Ross Virgo and Eddy Westbury.

Criterion Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Our Review of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

4/5

The appropriately named Mischief Theatre have been making merry mischief with the West End since 2014 when their fringe-born hit The Play That Goes Wrong transferred to the Duchess, which went on to win last year's Olivier Award for best comedy and is still running, and is now Broadway-bound. Their second show Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which ran at the Apollo last Christmas, was also Olivier nominated. Read more

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Cast Mates: Comedy About a Bank Robbery’s Emily Stott and Jack Whittle
Thursday, 06 June, 2019
To pull off a heist, you need to have a tight-knit team, thinking as working as one, pre-empting every movement your mob makes. The same can be said about theatre: you need to know your fellow actors inside out. With that in mind, who better to put to our Cast Mates test than Emily Stott and Jack Whittle, who play Caprice Freeboys and Sam Monaghan in Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. We headed backstage at the Criterion Theatre before a performance to...
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The Comedy about a Bank Robbery extends at the Criterion Theatre to 2020
Tuesday, 02 April, 2019
Ahead of the third anniversary of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, it has been announced that the show’s run has been extended into 2020. Produced by Mischief Theatre Company, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is set at a fictional city bank in Minneapolis in 1958, the comedic play follows an escaped convict who wants to get hold of a valuable diamond, which the workers at Minneapolis City Bank are meant to look after. The play was...
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces new cast and extended booking period
Monday, 26 November, 2018
The Olivier Award-nominated play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has extended its booking period at the Criterion Theatre, playing until 3rd November 2019, as well as announcing a new cast for its run. Brought to the West End by Mischief Theatre, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opened in 2016 and is set in a city bank in Minneapolis in 1958. In a town where nobody can be trusted, people try to bag the jewel for themselves. With an escaped convict, mistaken...
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery extends in the West End with a new cast
Monday, 06 November, 2017
Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has extended at the Criterion Theatre in the West End until November 2018, and has also confirmed a new cast for its run.  Set in Minneapolis in 1958, the play is about an escaped convict who is set on stealing a priceless diamond from the city bank. Having opened at the Criterion in May 2016, the play is now booking at the theatre until 4th November 2018.  As of 29th November 2017, Samuel Fogell...
Interview with The Comedy About a Bank Robbery's Hannah Boyce
Monday, 31 July, 2017
Currently running at the Criterion Theatre, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is Mischief Theatre's wacky play about, well, you can probably tell what it's about. The production recently announced it would be extending in the West End until April 2018 (April Fool’s day, no less), so we caught up with one of the show's cast to find out what it's like to be in the show.  Hannah Boyce's previous theatre credits include UK tours of  Dreamboats and...
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