About the showMischief Theatre secure their monopoly on side-splitting West End comedy as they bring The Comedy About A Bank Robbery to the Criterion Theatre. Building on the formula that won them the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy 2015, the company moves from theatrical masterpieces (The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong) to criminal masterminds.
But as expected, these criminals have a lot to learn! The Comedy About A Bank Robbery sees eight utterly incompetent would-be diamond thieves as they attempt to outwit the sleepy security guard and dodge the obstacles that appear left-right-and-centre! Following in the footsteps of The Pink Panther, The Ladykillers and Home Alone, Mischief Theatre turn this haphazard tale into perfect chaos with a blend of slapstick, pranks, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, the masters of comic timing behind all of Mischief Theatre’s West End hits. The company was formed in 2008 by graduates of the London Academy of Music & Art and after years of touring the UK and Europe, hit the West End with The Play That Goes Wrong. Critically acclaimed for their productions which are perfectly crafted with relentless mishaps, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery guarantees giggles for even the most jaded theatre-goer.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opened at the Criterion Theatre on 31 March 2016 and will play there until 29th October 2017.
Who Should See It?If you love slapstick and comedy that is brim-full of fun, then you’re onto a winner with this latest offering from Mischief Theatre.