The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Tickets
Booking until: Sunday, 7 April 2019
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (One interval)
Suitable for 11+
Moderate sexual innuendos throughout. Suitable for 11+
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Sunday, 7 April 2019
2 hours 20 minutes (One interval)
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, all members of Mischief Theatre Company. It was first performed in April 2016 and premièred at the Criterion Theatre. It's presented by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd, and it is already a sure fire comedy hit.
What's the plot? It's a classic recipe. Take one massive diamond. Stir in eight totally incompetent thieves. Add a hopeless security guard, who's fast asleep on the job. What could possibly go wrong? What could possibly go right is a much better question, as everything that could go belly up does exactly that to splendidly funny effect.
The Times calls it "A Fast and fabulous comedy caper is a joyful night out". Time Out says it's "The best new comedy to open straight onto the West End in decades" The Guardian calls it "Thrillingly inventive and lung-bustingly funny". Whatsonstage says it's "A night of spectacular madness" and the FT reveals the show has people “Laughing all the way to the bank"
Mitch Ruscitti is played by Henry Shields and Mr. Robin Freeboys by Henry Lewis. Jonathan Sayer plays Warren Slax and Nancy Zamit plays Ruth Monaghan. Sam Monaghan is portrayed by Dave Hearn and Caprice Freeboys by Charlie Russell. Cooper is played by Greg Tannahill, Randall by Jeremy Lloyd and Chris Leask plays 'everyone else' in one of the funniest shows to hit town for ages. Don't miss it!
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is suitable for people aged 11 and above.
This is the funniest show in the West End The Telegraph
A fast and fabulous comedy caper is a joyful night out The Times
The best new comedy to open straight onto the West End in decades Time Out
Thrillingly inventive and lung-bustingly funny The Guardian
A night of spectacular madness WhatsOnStage.com
Laughing all the way to the bank Financial Times
What to expect:Acting:
based on 254 reviews
I split my sides laughing
Barbara London Box Office customer
Lidija London Box Office customer
Funny, witty and very enjoyable
Aldo London Box Office customer
This is a hilarious, fast-pacing, "clean" comedy. A treat for all ages. The stage setting was imaginative and scene changes did not slow down the action. A great way to clear the doom and gloom and carry on with a smile. ..
Gloria London Box Office customer
Not my kind of humour
This show is very different to anything I’ve ever seen at the theatre and unfortunately I just didn’t find it funny. The humour is slapstick at its very best. If you find people falling over funny & obvious humour where you know what they are going to say next you will find this show hilarious like half the audience did. The acting is excellent, the sets are fantastic and everything is brilliant except if you can’t get on board with that kind of comedy the show is just not for you. I found it boring because of this the same jokes are repeated throughout the show sometimes to the point of over & over again. We didn’t stay till the end as neither us found it funny. It was a massive shame. I wished I was the lady behind me who was laughing out loud the entire time!
Natalie London Box Office customer
Loved the show, laughed a lot!!
Denise London Box Office customer
Best comedy we've seen in ages!
David London Box Office customer
Theatre at its best
Funny talented actors singers stagecraft all contributing to a hilarious believable experience.
Keith London Box Office customer
This play got funnier as it went on. It was a surprise that it was set in America, but didn’t distract from the story - instead lent itself nicely to the music and few songs. Which didn’t make it a musical, but actually added to the whole experience.
Ann London Box Office customer
A Must See
Gillian London Box Office customer
great show, amazing fun to watch good comedy
Pawel London Box Office customer
Very creative, loved it!
Fantastic, I did not have any expectations. But I left a happy man, had a great time watching these super talented actors.
JORGE London Box Office customer
Catherine London Box Office customer
Excellent fun, very well created.
Ben London Box Office customer
The play was great. We watched the play that goes wrong a few weeks ago which was amazing and hilarious. This was brilliant too, the mischief theatre company have done very well. The set is incredibly designed and works so well within the play. Highly recommend a watch.
James London Box Office customer
Laughed from start to finish
Charles London Box Office customer
A very funny show and all the better for being in a small in to.ate theatre. The cast worked very hard and coped with the physicall demands extremely well. Sometimes the dialogue was too fast!
Anne London Box Office customer
a really good light hearted , fuuny, spirited performance
Tony London Box Office customer
Up for some belly laughs
This is a slapstick comedy full of eccentric moments, high energy performances, laughs of all sorts except - I'm glad to say - outright 'adult' humour (I. E. Nothing explicitly sexual and no bad on language). Highly recommended for simply a fun evening.
Gary London Box Office customer
A wonderful night
Me and our friends all think this is a jolly lovely show. The actors and acturesses were all excellent in their endurance. The one that played "Sam" was very handsome.
ZHENGBANG London Box Office customer
Andrea London Box Office customer
Alexantr Tierry London Box Office customer
Laughed so much
Our group age ranged from 15years to 80 and this play worked for everyone. Excellent writing; brilliant timing on delivery of lines; very clever moments both physically and mentally for a very hard working cast that made it so entertaining for us all. Absolutely brilliant. We would all go again, very rare indeed!
Anne-Marie London Box Office customer
Very funny show, will make you laugh
Very enjoyable comedy
Selim London Box Office customer
A very clever and funny must see show
This was a very funny show. The slapstick humour was delivered with intelligence setting it head and shoulders above other shows in this genre. The word play and timing of the actors was spot on and ingenious. This show is a must see for anyone interested in having a fun filled night out in London. The theatre was intimate, with good bar facilities. This show will appeal to all ages.
Peter London Box Office customer
Trevor London Box Office customer
A Fun Show
Written in the best tradition of a classic bedroom farce with a twist of action/adventure. A good night out.
Brian London Box Office customer
A good laugh!
Wendy London Box Office customer
Left at intermission
Started well and had its moments but we left at half time, may go down ok if you like 50’s Americana. We left at half time having had enough.
Ian London Box Office customer
very entertaining. Excellent singing. Stage scenery and settings very innovative. Clever story and script delivered with expert timing.
CHRISTINA London Box Office customer
Really,really side splitting funny
Brilliant childish humour for grownups!
Howard London Box Office customer
A hilarious show.
Emma London Box Office customer
Neil London Box Office customer
This is definately a brilliant comedy that will have you laughing. Really well put together and played. Second time I've seen it and I would definately go back again!
Anna London Box Office customer
Good to see slap stick is still being reinvented.
Memorable show, with a very clever set and novel ideas. Great to go to a play with no preconceptions of the storyline.some very funny moments. I didn't enjoy the music and wasn't sure if I was missing some of the American humour.
Andrew London Box Office customer
Hilariously funny fast paced slapstick comedy, I couldn't stop laughing throughout entire show! Witty and thoroughly amusing!
Katinka London Box Office customer
Fun, Energetic and Fantastic
I loved this show it was really cleverly funny, energetic and well staged. The air ventilation scene was just amazing. The singing and acting was first class. I have already recommended it and the couple are raving about it too.
Doreen London Box Office customer
Bag of laughs
If you like fast moving, slapstick, campy, and punny humor, you'll like this show.
Verlin London Box Office customer
Bad play, cheap jokes
The play was supposed to be about the bank robbery that went wrong. Up Until the interval, there was no bank roberry. With the corny jokes and fake American accent, not worth watching. Nowhere near as good as The Play That Goes Wrong. We left at interval. Don't waste your money.
Osman London Box Office customer
I think it might not be suitable for kids under the age of ,say, 14 due to sexual nature and strong language
We loved The Play that goes wrong and so decided to see the Bank Robbery. We took our 12 year old son to see it but I think if I knew of the content I might have given it a miss.I think it is not suitable for kids due to strong language and sexual scenes; which are really not suitable for kids.
Grace London Box Office customer
Steven London Box Office customer
Fast moving very clever funny, great performance by all the actors and actresses.If you like comedy it's a must see.
Thomas London Box Office customer
The second time I've seen this show and it was funnier than last time. Subtle changes to the cast changed the dynamic and keep it fresh.
Bernard London Box Office customer
Hilarious, you should see it !
Robert London Box Office customer
Laugh out loud funny
Sarah London Box Office customer
What a gem.....
Absolutely amazing ...me and my wife both love it...our only regret was that I didn't take my daughters with us...on the way back home we booked tickets for the following Sunday, for all of us...it was flag up as few inuendos but is inoffensive elegant and doesn't fall on the rude side . Insanely brilliant....
Nicolae London Box Office customer
Another wonderful slice from Mischief!
Prepare to be well and truly chuckled and mirthed out by this sensational 2nd offering by these hugely talented folk! I loved this play as much as their first, which I would not have believed twoplays ago! Never mind threeboys, let's have threeplays please. Hugely entertains and accomplished 10 / 10!
James London Box Office customer
This show was very funny did not stop laughing for 2 hours
Kim London Box Office customer
bright and buzzy
Jill London Box Office customer
Funny, original, crazy, brilliant.
grahame London Box Office customer
Colourful , funny , Very entertaining
Jennifer London Box Office customer
If you like slap-stick silly comedy and men losing their trousers, good-timing farce with non-stop laughter then this is for you.
Alan London Box Office customer
The show was really funny, with great singing. Good story line, music was great. I would recommend this show to all ages above 10. I would recommend this show to all my friends.
lisa London Box Office customer
Janet London Box Office customer
Overrated, puerile humour
I was really disappointed with the Comedy About A Bank Robbery as it had been so well reviewed previously. After a wonderful pre-theatre dinner at One Ham Yard I settled down happily to enjoy the show ...only to be sadly mistaken. The comedy was unsophisticated and over-obvious slapstick rather than the 'thrillingly and daringly inventive farce' that I was expecting. The first half raised not even a chuckle or a guffaw from me I'm afraid so I left at interval, preferring an early night and some re-runs of the still very funny Yes Minister series instead.
Alison London Box Office customer
Made me laugh with its fast wit and humour
Sue London Box Office customer
What a laugh!!
I have seen 'the play that goes wrong' and thought it couldn't be beaten but I enjoyed this even more. And love the creative stage sets!!!
Lucy London Box Office customer
Emma London Box Office customer
Rhiannon London Box Office customer
Fantastic cast a must see
We were at the back of the stalls which initially concerned me because I have poor eyesight but when the actors came out I was pleasantly surprised, my view was good although towards the end we did have to look at the screens in front to see the top half of the stage but my husband and I found this hilarious . I laughed so much I hurt my sides and that's a good thing.
Tania London Box Office customer
Lilika London Box Office customer
Didn't know quite what I was expecting but it surpassed anything I had in mind. Witty, creative and unique, this show is a must see even for unseasoned theatregoers and those who aren't the biggest fans of shows involving music. The acting was superb. The intense build up of comedic scenes were edge of the seat periods of breath holding and gaze fixing. One of the best shows I've seen in a long time.
Millie London Box Office customer
Every joke in one play!
Barry London Box Office customer
Non-stop , action and fun play
Suitable for 13+ Good family fun. A good plot which was fun and full on. We all had a good time.
Bernice London Box Office customer
My friend recommended the show and I had no expectations going into it. I laughed the whole time and was raving about it to everyone I know afterward! I would highly recommend this show.
Andrea London Box Office customer
Very clever and quite funny
Linda London Box Office customer
Kookie, Slapstick Humour.
Do you like slapstick comedy? This is for you in particular. Strong acting. Highly enjoyable to watch. Families with kids under 12, there are a couple of scenes that may embarrass you!! Overall a fab night out. The Criterion Theatre is worth a visit show or no show.
Sharron London Box Office customer
This is a great show easy plot for any age group to follow would see this show again very good
tina London Box Office customer
Very very funny from the moment the curtains lift !! Would defiantly rexommend to anyone with a sense of humour! Not for the faint miserables that don't get joke lines!! You will enjoy this a MUST see :-)
John London Box Office customer
Just very funny
Paul London Box Office customer
So funny, so clever. ....a real treat
Bridgitte London Box Office customer
Madcap Mishaps Galore
Had so much fun watching A Comedy about a Bank Robbery. Full of madcap mishaps and slapstick humour we were laughing from ear to ear the entire show. It went so fast which goes to show it had us hooked right from the start. Good old fashioned comedy. Highly recommended.
Sandra London Box Office customer
Prepare to laugh!
Jane London Box Office customer
Lots of fun
Light hearted comedy, typically British so unlikely to be produced at home.
Karen London Box Office customer
no need for the murders
Pinar London Box Office customer
Please bring this show to Australia!
Loved it! Beyond expectations. Laughed from the opening scene through to the end. Staging innovative.
Lynn London Box Office customer
A genuine laugh out loud slapstick fun show!
Elaine London Box Office customer
None stop laughter from start to finish . Brilliant comedic writing complemented by a talented cast, fitting music and an ingenius set.
Anne London Box Office customer
Colourful and fast paced comedy thriller
Suryanarayan London Box Office customer
A definite priority to see! Top marks - 5+ stars!
This show is really funny, very entertaining and a must see comedy in the West End. The laughs started from the very beginning right until the end. There was never a moment where the family wasn't on the edge of their seat laughing! One of the best shows ever - we would highly recommend! Suitable for everyone 10 to 100 years old!!! Loved it and want to see it again!
alice-anne London Box Office customer
Hilarious blend of wit & stunts
Michael London Box Office customer
Me and my teenage son saw the show we were in a much better mood happy and laughing and spent a wonderful evening Thank you so much for a wonderful evening
NIKITA London Box Office customer
It was funny and total farce., beautifully enacted.
Alison London Box Office customer
16 Jan 2017 in Casts
It’s great when theatre folk achieve unlikely success through sheer hard work and talent. Of course those two qualities alone are no guarantee of success in an overcrowded market but add a dash of good luck and you could be the next Mischief Theatre.
In just a few years, have gone from being a bunch of unknown graduates performing on the London Fringe to one of the most successful and sought after performers and creatives in the industry.Read more
03 May 2016 in Reviews
Mischief Theatre, a group of acting graduates who took London’s West End by storm with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and PETER PAN GOES WRONG are at it again! But whilst their two previous productions offered something new and exhilarating their newest THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY seems at times too obvious and its slapstick style might suit only those who are after some light entertainment.Read more
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