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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery takes forward the baton of fine-tuned ‘slapstick comedy’, a brand that the Mischief Theatre Company has perfected. Created by the makers of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’, this play is all about, you guessed it right, a comedy about a bank robbery! It is a farcical take on the 1950s Hollywood bank robbery movies and brings together a motley crew of characters out in Minneapolis trying to steal a Hungarian Prince’s diamond stored in a bank. The adventurous set design enables enthusiastic actors to put up a unique show that derives its laughs from good writing and pure comedic acting skills.

About the Show

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery comes from the prodigious trio ‘Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields’ of the Mischief Theatre Company who have also created the Olivier-award winning shows ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’. The cast includes Leonard Cook, Jean-Luke Worrell, Gareth Tempest, Jack Whittle, Emily Stott, Jeena Augen, and Samson Ajewole. Mark Bell is the original director while the stage effects are perfectly created for hilarity by David Farley (Set Designer), David Howe (Lighting Designer), and Roberto Surace (Costume Designer). The play runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes including interval time.

The Story

It’s the summer of 1958 in Minneapolis and a convict Misch Ruscitti is escaping prison with the help of the prison guards. He returns home to his girlfriend Caprice, who is hardly the loyal partner, she is also courting more than one man. Misch’s next plan is now to steal a diamond from the banker Robin Freeboys, who is holding it for a Hungarian Prince. It turns out that Caprice is also Robin’s daughter!

Her other lover is Sam, who is a petty criminal and the son of Ruth Monaghan who works with Robin Freeboys in the bank. Everyone is connected, and they all have their eyes set on the big prize, the diamond in the bank! The story’s characters are suited for name-gags, slapstick pranks, and physical gags. With everyone planning a heist, who gets the jackpot? And who does Caprice end up with? Find out by watching The Comedy About A Bank Robbery today!

Practical Info

Show Details

Show Timings

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

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


Suitable for ages 11 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Wheelchair accessible
Coat check

The Criterion Theatre has a seating capacity of 588.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery first premiered at the Criterion Theatre on 21st April 2016 and has been running since then at the same theatre.

Critic Reviews

“This thrillingly inventive piece about bed-hopping gem thieves is a slapstick delight.”
The Guardian

“Is this a show that says smart things about the banking crisis? Not a jot. Does it deliver swag-loads of pleasure and thoroughly deserve to make a mint? Absolutely."

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Q: What time should I arrive at Criterion Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.

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A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.

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