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 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 town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?
Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!
The cast includes Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Samuel Fogell (Sam Monaghan), Matt Hunt (Mitch Ruscitti), Chris Leask (Everyone Else), Peter McGovern (Warren Slax), Holly Sumpton (Caprice Freeboys) and the company is completed by Lydia Fraser, Sarah Gage, Samuel Thomas, Jack Whittle and Jean-Luke Worrell.
Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by graduates of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Starting as an improvised theatre group on the London and Edinburgh fringes, they have grown into one of the UK’s leading theatre companies, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That Goes Wrong, and licensing their productions worldwide. Their newest show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is currently running in London’s West End. In December 2016, Mischief made their TV debut on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes (Olivier Award Nominee 2016) which has also had two sell-out West End seasons, followed by A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong starring Derek Jacobi and Diana Rigg at Christmas 2017. The company is led by Henry Lewis, Artistic Director and Jonathan Sayer, Company Director.
Kenny Wax Ltd is currently producing productions of The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway, in the West End and on tour in the UK. Following its continuing success in the West End, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery embarks on a UK tour in Summer 2018. In 2017 he produced a stage adaption of the Fellini masterpiece La Strada and a new Around the World in 80 Days. Kenny presented the world première production of Top Hat, which was the recipient of three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, The Play That Goes Wrong which won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy 2015, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy and Best Play at the Broadway World Theatre Awards, Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award nominated) and Once On This Island (Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1995). Productions this year include a stage adaptation of Jilly Murphy’s The Worst Witch.
Directed by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre; Associate Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward
Designer: David Farley; Costume Designer: Roberto Surace; Lighting Designer: David Howe
Associate Lighting Designer: Matt Leventhall; Sound Design: Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes
Musical Director and Arranger: Joey Hickman
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB
Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30pm
Saturday matinee at 2:30pm, Sunday matinee at 3pm and Sunday evening at 7pm