The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Criterion Theatre, London
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery - Criterion Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Children under 5 will not be admitted.
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When the Mischief Theatre picked up the Laurence Olivier Award in 2015 for Best New Comedy it was the culmination of rising success in the West End for their show The Play That Goes Wrong. Having already won over audiences and critics it had now won over the awards panellists and cemented them as one of the leading comedic voices in the capital. So future show had a lot to live up to.
But there is no doubt that the Mischief Theatre can rise to the challenge as they return to the West End in 2016 with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, which is certain to continue their tradition of memorable situations and laugh-out-loud moments. It focuses on the bank robbery of the title, with eight criminals attempting to get their hands on an enormous diamond. Anything who thinks that this is going to go well surely doesn’t know the Mischief Theatre.
The group has fans nationwide thanks to shows in London and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with The Play That Goes Wrong remaining their most famous work. In addition to earning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015 it also paved the way for Peter Pan Goes Wrong to open at the Apollo Theatre later that year. The group is also responsible for the hit improv show at the Duchess Theatre entitled Lights! Camera! Improvise!
As for some of the individuals who make up the team, the production has been written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, with David Farley directing, and the credentials of this team ensure that audiences are in safe hands with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.
Jonathan Sayer, for example, has worked with The Mischief Theatre for some time and has had a hand in many of their hit shows as the Company Director. He has also appeared on Holby City, appeared in various improvised comedy stage shows and more.
Following up the celebration of Burt Bacharach, Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opens at the Criterion Theatre on Tuesday 12th April 2016 (with previews beginning on Thursday 31st March 2016).
Show & Venue InformationCriterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's
Tuesday, 02 January 2018
Sunday, 03 May 2020
2hr 20min (inc. interval)