The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Fans of the classic Hollywood bank robbery movies can rejoice as a new West End production brings similar action to the stage. The funny play pays homage to the old school thrillers while bringing an original plot. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery promises to be a joy to watch, enticing you to smile.

Mischief Theatre Company’s new comedy

After delighting theatregoers with plays such as Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Play That Goes Wrong and many others, Mischief Theatre is back at it again. Formed by a group of students and graduates from LAMDA in 2008, Mischief quickly found success with its unique humorous productions. The rib-tickling comedies connected with critics and audiences alike. Two of its plays were adapted into television specials for BBC1.

The engaging plotlines

Set in the summer of 1958, the production revolves around an almost priceless gem and a group of prospective robbers determined to steal it, making a fortune in the process. A Hungarian Prince owns the gem and entrusts the diamond to the Minneapolis City Bank.

The robbers include wily women, an escaped convict and even a few corrupt prison guards.

The whole town is corrupted and trustworthy people are hard to come by. Can the group steal the jewel successfully or will some crook mess their well-laid plans? Mixing thrill and comedy, it is a joy to watch the talented cast act their hearts out.

Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer’s writing is impeccable as ever, keeping the audience hooked and on the edge of their seats the whole time. On the other hand, the physical comedy and exceptional set pieces make you laugh out loud at several points of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Book your tickets now to catch a show at the Criterion Theatre this year.

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

Other important information about the play

The production includes mild language and a few sexual innuendos. Therefore, children below 10 years are restricted from these shows. The run starts on October 10 and ends on December 22, 2019. Between Tuesdays and Saturdays, the evening show starts at 7.30 PM, while on Sundays, it is scheduled to begin at 7 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, the matinee show begins at 2.30 PM and 3 PM, respectively.

The production has 2 hours and 20 minutes duration including an intermission. With a seating capacity of 588, the Criterion Theatre is expected to have sell-out shows of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, so book your tickets early.

Outside food is strictly prohibited inside the venue. However, guests can relax at the in-house lounge, ordering drinks and light snacks before curtains up. Wear casual and smart dresses to the theatre, but keep in mind that the venue can become too chilly due to the air-conditioning, which runs throughout the year.

Ensure you save the digital voucher on your phone or take a printout of the same for easier entry into the venue. Bring valid photo identification as well. The experience or tickets cannot be cancelled or changed after booking, ruling out any refund for them.

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tue – Fri
7:30 PM
Sat
2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun
3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Duration
2 hours and 20 minutes, including 1 interval.

Leading Roles
Leonard Cook as Robin Freeboys
Jean-Luke Worrell as Warren Slax
Jack Whittle as Sam Monaghan

Directed by
Mark Bell and the members of the Mischief Theatre Company

Additional Info

Audience
Suitable for ages 11 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Criterion Theatre has a seating capacity of 588.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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