The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
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Mischief Theatre, the madcap team behind award-winning productions The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, present their latest West End smash hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, but in a town where everyone's a crook and even seagulls can't be trusted, what could possibly go wrong? Delivering swag loads of laughter, Ocean's Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy.

Book now for the hottest show in town. It'd be criminal to miss it!


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MISCHIEF'S COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY EXTENDS TO MAY 2020 (3 APRIL 2019)

As The Play That Goes Wrong continues at the Duchess Theatre and ahead of a year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Mischief Theatre has announced a long extension at another West End theatre for The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Celebrating its third birthday in the West End, the production is now taking bookings through to 3 May 2020.

In The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, it's summer 1958 at Minneapolis City Bank, which 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?

The current cast includes Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Randal Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Chris Leask (Everyone Else), Emily Stott (Caprice Freeboys), Gareth Tempest (Mitch Ruscitti), Jack Whittle (Sam Monaghan) and Jean-Luke Worrell (Warren Slax). From Tuesday 23 April the role of Warren Slax will be taken over by Matthew Cavendish and Jean-Luke Worrell will be taking over the role of Cooper. The understudies are Rhiann Francis, Gracie Lai, Dale Mathurin, Kieran Mortell and Finlay Paul.

As well as celebrating The Comedy About a Bank Robbery's third birthday, Mischief Theatre are celebrating a roller-coaster start to the year. Having announced a brand-new season opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in September 2019, with new shows including Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong. In addition, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery UK tour is currently running until 8 June and the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong is enjoying its fifth year at the Duchess Theatre, with booking until October 2019.



CAST CHANGE AT THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY (3 FEBRUARY 2018)

Actress Jenny Augen, an award winner for her West End role in the hit comedy Bad Jews, will make her Mischief Theatre debut when she joins the cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre this spring.

A new company has been announced for the Olivier Award-nominated comedy ahead of its second birthday in the West End. The new cast starts performances from 27 February, with Augen being joined by Samson Ajewole, Jack Baldwin, Leonard Cook, Matt Douglas-Hunt and Peter McGovern.

Continuing their roles are Samuel Fogell, Holly Sumpton and Chris Leask. The understudies are Jack Whittle, Lydia Fraser, Jean--Luke Worrell, Samuel Thomas and Sarah Gage.



THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY EXTENDS TO 2018 (6 APRIL 2017)

As Mischief Theatre takes New York by storm with the Broadway premiere of their first hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, their latest London hit, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, has extended its booking period - again.
Due to continued high demand, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award nominated comedy marks its first birthday in the West End by announcing a further extension until 1 April 2018.

The extension is the next cause for celebration for Mischief Theatre, who are thrilled to receive their third successive nomination for the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy as the original company opens on Broadway with The Play That Goes Wrong.

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. In December 2016, Mischief made their TV debut on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee 2016) which has also just finished a West End run.



NEW BANK ROBBERY CAST ANNOUNCED (17 JANUARY 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, the company have announced the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. The new cast start from Wednesday 8 February 2017 at the West End's Criterion Theatre, where the show is currently booking until 29 October 2017.

Jeremy Lloyd (Everyone Else) continues in the production and he is joined by Hannah Boyce (Caprice), Mark Hammersley (Warren), Sean Kearns (Freeboys), Steffan Lloyd-Evans (Sam), Tania Mathurin (Ruth), Christopher Pizzey (Smitties), Gareth Tempest (Mitch), Miles Yekinni (Cooper) and understudies Michael Bodie, Samuel Fogell, Paula Kay, Niall Ransome and Holly Sumpton.

Mischief Theatre currently has three shows running simultaneously in the West End - The Comedy About A Bank Robbery as well as the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre. A specially written television adaptation of Peter Pan Goes Wrong was broadcast on BBC 1 on New Year's Eve.



THE COMEDY ABOUT A ROBBERY EXTENDS TO OCTOBER 2017 (30 OCTOBER 2016)

Mischief Theatre have announced that their critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has extended for a further six months, and is now booking until 29 October 2017, completing a year and a half in the West End.

This Christmas Mischief Theatre has three shows running simultaneously in the West End - The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which returns to the Apollo Theatre following a sell-out run last year.

This week BBC Radio 2 hosted a gala performance of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery in aid of Children in Need, and over the Christmas period, a specially written television adaptation of Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be broadcast by BBC1.







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Type of production: Comedy

Opened: 31 March 2016

Booking until: 01 November 2020

Running time: 2 Hours 30 Mins

Prices: £14.00 - £92.00

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