The Comedy About a Bank Robbery today announces an extension of its Olivier Award-nominated show to run until Sunday 3rd May 2020, as it celebrates its third birthday in the West End. Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale. Tonight marks the 1,423rd performance at The Criterion, the 7,115th theft of the diamond and the 10,584th appearance of the seagulls! The cast includes Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Randal Shuck), Leonard Cook … [Read more...]
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery London Tickets
One giant diamond.
Eight incompetent crooks.
And a security guard asleep on the job.
What could possibly go right?
Written by and starring the Mischief Theatre Company who brought you the 2015 Olivier award-winning Best New Comedy "The Play That Goes Wrong" and "Peter Pan Goes Wrong", book now, to be entertained by their unique brand of humour in this hilarious new show.
Review by Liz Dyer: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery ‘not to be missed’
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery offers both existing fans and first-timers the opportunity to enjoy the Mischief Theatre genius, and it’s a chance not to be missed. This company’s meteoric rise to award-winning West End glory is not only thoroughly deserved; if there’s any justice, it’s also far from over.
Review by Chris Omaweng
It came across to me as the latest in a long line of British farces, and it’s a sufficiently enjoyable couple of hours. The timing, as is required for a British farce of this kind, is impeccable down to the half-second. As ever with Mischief Theatre the primary objective appears to be to provide light entertainment rather than to give its audiences deep and meaningful storylines. There are elements of the plot that are never properly explored or explained, but the show is best enjoyed by overlooking the shortcomings in the narrative, and going with the flow.
Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Monday - No Show
Tuesday - 7.30pm
Wednesday - 7.30pm
Thursday - 7.30pm
Friday - 7.30pm
Saturday - 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday - 3.00pm and 7.00pm
Age Restrictions: Suitable for 10+
Breaking into its 3rd year, Mischief Theatre's smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End. Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a … [Read more...]
Mischief Theatre today announces new cast members and 2019 extension for the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Due to continued high demand, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery announces an extension of their run until 3 November 2019, as they approach their third year in the West End. Joining the cast from 18 December 2018 are Julia Frith (Caprice Freeboys), Liam Jeavons (Mitch Ruscitti), Jack Whittle (Sam Monaghan) and Jean-Luke Worrell (Warren … [Read more...]
How many times have they tried to steal that diamond... one thousand times! The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has been making mischief and madness at the Criterion Theatre since it opened in 2016 having broken into its third year in April. This Sunday the cast and creatives were let out on day release to celebrate the 1000th West End performance with a party and cake! There’s still plenty more swag to be had so catch them while you can - booking until April 2019. Mischief Theatre’s … [Read more...]
It’s been five years since the phenomenon that is The Play That Goes Wrong erupted into being in a little theatre above a pub. Since that moment Mischief Theatre have gone from strength to strength, firmly establishing themselves in the national theatre-going conscious as purveyors of comedy sans pareil. Wisely, they have deviated from the original formula of collapsing sets and forgotten lines and used their seemingly boundless versatility to shoot off in a new direction. The Comedy About a … [Read more...]
Between 1950 and 1966 actor-manager Brian Rix ran a series of plays in the West End. Because of their location and the type of play they were, they soon became known as the ‘Whitehall Farces’. Now, since those days, the Whitehall Theatre has changed its name to the Trafalgar Studio and, whilst there are still many farces along the road in Whitehall, there hasn’t really been any play as successful as Brian’s five were. However, as Mark Twain once didn’t say, reports of the death of farce are … [Read more...]
One giant diamond. Eight incompetent crooks. And a security guard asleep on the job. What could possibly go right? Written by and starring the Mischief Theatre Company who brought you the 2015 Olivier award-winning Best New Comedy "The Play That Goes Wrong" and "Peter Pan Goes Wrong", book now, to be entertained by their unique brand of humour in this hilarious new show. Review by Liz Dyer: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery ‘not to be missed’ The Comedy about a Bank Robbery offers both … [Read more...]