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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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2 hrs 20 mins

From the creative minds behind the Olivier Award-Winning The Play that Goes Wrong comes this fresh comedy. Mischief Theatre presents The Comedy of a Bank Robbery, one of their most ambitious projects that involves a group of criminals attempting to steal a large diamond from a bank.

Why Watch The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Opening in 2016 to excellent responses from critics, “The Comedy About A Bank Robbery” is a play that pays obvious homage to Hollywood bank robbery movies while being completely original. The play features exquisitely timed comedy both in its verbal and non-verbal forms, along with set pieces that leave you astonished. With all its staging and acting coming together exactly right, “The Comedy About A Bank Robbery” promises to leave you with a big smile on your face.

The Story

The play is set in the summer of 1958. A Hungarian Prince has entrusted a rather large diamond to the The Minneapolis City Bank. A group of criminals that includes an escaped convict, corrupt prison guards, and wily women, is dead set on stealing the gem. In a town where everyone's a crook and you can't trust anyone, where will the diamond end up?

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Comedy lovers | Family audiences

Critics Reviews

“You keep thinking this is as good as it gets – then it gets better.”.”
– The Telegraph

“This lung-bustingly funny play is just what the therapist ordered”
– The Guardian

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Show Details

Show Timings

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

Leading Roles
Sam Fogell as Sam Monaghan
Gareth Tempest as Mitch Ruscitti
Holly Sumpton as Caprice Freeboys
Neil Cooper as Laurence Pears

Mark Bell

Additional Info

2 hours and 20 mins, with 1 intermission

Suitable for ages 11 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

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.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
Very Good
Paul du Plessis
Reviewed in August, 2018


Theresa Hughes
Reviewed in July, 2018

The comedy is very well timed making it better than most other comical musical plays

Jeremy Parker
Reviewed in July, 2018

Really grateful we got such good tickets. We booked it as a last minute birthday surprise for my husband who is a muscial fan.

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Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, London

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