What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (76%)
Incredible talent from the writer and the cast. Everything about this show is perfect. So many little touches that make you die with laughter. Really clever set, that was extremely eye catching. A must see, especially if you are in need of a good smile. Highly recommended seeing the play that goes wrong also ; one of their many other fabulous shows.
Reviewed on 17 June 2019 by Sophie, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Haven’t laughed as much in a long long time. An absolutely uplifting evening.
Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by Simon, Surbiton, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed this show. My husband and I were hesitant but definitely worth it.
Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by Hema, Hounslow, United Kingdom
Hilariously funny! Very well written, acted and executed! Would definitely recommend!
Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Hannah, Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by William, 1 Blackfriars Road, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by Brian, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by Dilip, London, United Kingdom
The poster is not what should be expected. The show is fast, witty and with great use of the stage, using some excellent materials. Everyone e plays their part superbly with great rapport, a must see show in an excellent venue.
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Keith, Stalbridge, United Kingdom
They were good could see everything they had TV so u could see what was happening on top of the stage
Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by Kyriacos, Horley, United Kingdom
The dastick show with wonderful crew that knows how to interact with the audience very recommended
Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by Jennifer, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by Tanya, Wellington, New Zealand
It was hilarious and worth the time. I’m not always a huge fan of slap stick, and so there were parts I found it a bit much, but overall it was brilliant and definitely laughed out loud more than once.
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Christie, Knocknacarra Galway, Ireland
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Lynn, Airdrie, Canada
Excellent comedy superb acting
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Mark, London, United Kingdom
This was a birthday treat for my husband and it was one that was enjoyable for us both. Non stop humour, well written play and performance was fantastic. Thank you to the cast for a marvelous show. Will be booking up to see The play that went wrong soon.
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Rachel, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Preena, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by Anne, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 May 2019 by Elitsa, London, United Kingdom
we arrived 5 minutes late and missed the opening scene but it was great.The staff were friendly and filled us in with what we missed so when we entered we was up to speed. It was great slapstick comedy and will recommend people going to see this
Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by Camila, London, United Kingdom
Entertaining in parts but the script overplays its Airplane-level jokes. Don't expect clever setup or delivery. Punchlines are telegraphed and visual comedy is often childishly basic. Some parts should never have made it past quality control as its comedy drops to school play level, such as the unfunny yet repeated police hierarchy joke. It's not devoid of funny bits but they're hidden amongst lame humour. The set design is special and very imaginative, flattering the script. The acting too is very good and adds some (directed?) spontaneity. Not a bad evening's entertainment but could have been so much better.
Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by Ed, Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
Hilarious from start to finish
Reviewed on 29 April 2019 by Carol, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
It was so much fun. Excellent language, perfect timing and a few surprise.
Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by Marja, Helsinki, Finland
Both ourselves and our grandchildren aged 11 and 13 enjoyed it.
Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by Nira, London, United Kingdom
Having seen “The Play that goes wrong” couldn’t wait to see this play. It didn’t disappoint it’s so well written, extremely funny and one that should not be missed. Can not wait for the next one by this company.
Reviewed on 20 April 2019 by Tracey, Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by Mark, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Very colourful, mind bogglingly funny. Almost laughed my guts out.
Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by Syed Abdul Khaliq, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by Anil, Surbiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by Alison, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Absolutely brilliant,funny from beginning to end.
Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by Darren, Market Deeping, United Kingdom
It was an amazing performance both using their bodies and their voices. Some scenes make me think the players were athletes
Reviewed on 05 April 2019 by Tugba, Kırklareli, Turkey
Nowhere near as good as there previous show, "The Play That Goes Wrong". Show had short bursts of excellence but not enough to carry the whole show.
Reviewed on 03 April 2019 by Angela, Churchill, Australia
Reviewed on 01 April 2019 by Claire, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by Paul, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Emmanouil, Waltmastow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by Julia, London, United Kingdom
This is a hugely enjoyable show for many reasons. It is energetically funny with no low or boring parts. Keeps you entertained with strong performances by all the cast. If you have a sense of humour then this show is a must.
Reviewed on 19 March 2019 by Eddy, Belvidere, United States Of America
We were not sure about going to see this show, boy are we glad we did, it was a fantastically funny show throughout and the cast were amazing
Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by Tony, Bristol, United Kingdom
Hilarious comedy with wonderful word plays. Great for a fun evening out!
Reviewed on 03 March 2019 by Angela, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Mark, Barnsley, United Kingdom
Very funny, good entertainment, loved it with my daughter.
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Gaelle, Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2019 by Michael, Cork, Ireland
Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by Mary, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
I booked the show very last minute as I was visiting London and wanted to take in a show. So glad I chose this one- it was a 5 laughs a minute extravaganza. The pace just never dropped, and the comedy never missed a beat. You MUST go (unless you’re devoid of a sense of humour, in which case stick to Les Miserables)
Reviewed on 16 February 2019 by Alan, Rothesay, United Kingdom
It is definitely an advantage if you understand English quite well, otherwise a lot of the puns won‘t land but nevertheless it was very funny and entertaining!
Reviewed on 15 February 2019 by Ulrich, Wohlenschwil, Switzerland
Took a chance and looked quickly at the reviews, I didn't even read the story or looked into it as I wanted it to be a surprise...well a surprise it was...what a show, the actors all well acted and the decor and background walls were just superb...highly recommended to see.
Reviewed on 15 February 2019 by Steve, Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 February 2019 by Nicola, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 February 2019 by John, Bexhill On Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by Kathryn Heather, Limavady, United Kingdom
Fun word plays and silly jokes wear down the urge not to laugh till laughing is unavoidable.
Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by Charles, Franklin, United States Of America
This was an excellent show, truly a laugh a minute , the cast put in a huge physical effort for a show that included songs, physical gags double takes and comedy at a frantic pace, highly enjoyable.
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Michael, Dublin 16, Ireland
A great night out !
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Paul, Wootton, United Kingdom
We were looking for a show that would appeal to a group who were in their 20's and 50's. This didn't disappoint; plenty to laugh at, good singing and inventive sets
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Andrew, East Runton, United Kingdom
This show was so funny from start to finish with great songs to go along with it. Would highly recommend
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Megan, Dagenham, United Kingdom
Pure entertainment, wonderful in their timing of some old school light-hearted comedy. A refreshing and passionate cast. Fantastic theatre, Criterion warm and very welcoming space creating a great environment for all to enjoy.
Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by Kirsten, North Grays, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Ian, Totnes, United Kingdom
Small theatre so excellent view of the stage from where ever you are seated we was in the stalls and had a great view. Comfortable and very clean.
Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Trudy, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 February 2019 by Linda, Dunwich, United Kingdom
Struggled to choose between 3 West End plays & made the right decision with The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Had a bit guess 'who dun it' & was wrong!!!!
Reviewed on 04 February 2019 by Julie, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
A wonderful time, unexpectedly extremely funny and impressed by great acting. Would recommend to all.
Reviewed on 02 February 2019 by Elena, Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 February 2019 by Irene, London, United Kingdom
Excellent show so funny. The theatre staff were very friendly. I can’t wait for the next one
Reviewed on 01 February 2019 by Caroline, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Great acting by all of the actors/actresses, very imaginative scenes, clever wordplays. We were laughing until our belly hurt! :)
Reviewed on 31 January 2019 by Marta, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 January 2019 by Phil, Carnforth, United Kingdom
Not quite as good as the play that goes wrong but still very funny.
Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by Rene, Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by Jenny, Riverstown, Ireland
Great family day Lots of laughs
Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by Vera, Edgware, United Kingdom
Actors were excellent and talented. Very small theatre with some seating with restricted viewing. Funny and well presented.
Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by Lilian, Leyland, United Kingdom
It is a long time since we laughed as much as this. Loved it
Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by Russell, Cannington, United Kingdom
Busy action with lots of cleaver word play and farce type action. Plus music an song mixed in.
Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Michael, Swanwick, United Kingdom
Great show, loved the humour and would definitely recommend to other. Wasn't sure what to expect as I'm not a regular theatre goer, but it was hilarious and the cast were great. It was right up our street!
Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Lewis, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by Lydia, Woodford Green, United Kingdom
Very funny slapstick style comedy with great actors.
Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by Brett, Glenville, United States Of America
The show was really funny, good story and the jokes were on point. It was housefull and the audience was amazing, would recommend watching it for sure.
Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by Mohit, Hove, United Kingdom
It was extremely well performed. Fast and very funny. Great acting and singing....one of the best shows we’ve seen in a long time. Would recommend it to all ages...
Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by Diane, Muswell Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by Daria, London, United Kingdom
The must see show, this is the reason why we go to the theatre, to be thoroughly entertained!! Awesome xxx
Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by Paul, Lewisham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by Liz, Westcliff-on-sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 January 2019 by Olga, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 January 2019 by Margaretta, St Agnes, United Kingdom
It was funny, engaging. Wouldn't recommend to anyone who doesn't speak fluent English as there was a lot of word play, so if you don't understand the word play then you kind of miss half of the show.
Reviewed on 17 January 2019 by Tina, Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 January 2019 by Elliot, Balham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by David, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 January 2019 by Joern, Winden, Germany
The show is simply amazing, the plot is nice but the actors, the music, the scenes are absolutely amazing and genius at some points. I’d like to see it again straight away!
Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by Elena, London, United Kingdom
Very clever and brilliantly acted every member of the cast made the role their own def going to see their other show now x
Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by Wendy, Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 January 2019 by Gary, West Chester, United States Of America
Incredibly clever and funny show. Highly recommend this show.
Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by Steve, Coppell, United States Of America
Reviewed on 31 December 2018 by Anna, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Hans, Katonah, United States Of America
Same theatre group as The Play That Goes Wrong which we thought was funnier, but this show was still funny, extremely well acted and scripted. A great weekend treat for the whole family at affordable prices.
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Suzanne, Basildon, United Kingdom
We attended with little knowledge, we usually see musicals and tagged this show onto a weekend of theatre OMG what a fab show... the timing was perfect the laughs genuine and heartfelt, the cast just perfect so so clever we loved it cannot express enough the fun it actually made the weekend.
Reviewed on 24 December 2018 by Linda, Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 December 2018 by Jooyeon, London, United Kingdom
Fabulous show, cast was superb
Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by Pamella, Wigan, United Kingdom
Incredible, funny, surprising, perfect acting. One of the best in my life!
Reviewed on 10 December 2018 by Piotr, Cracow, Poland
This is a great show our group of 4 had a great laugh
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Richard, Pevensey, United Kingdom
A great show with a brilliant cast with great comedy timing. Plus some amazing singing voices!
Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by Ken, Egham, United Kingdom
We have a great view and sound from our seats, row E in the stalls.
Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by James, Bangor, United Kingdom
Great play very funny and great cast I would recommend this play for anyone who just wants to have laugh and be entertained
Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by Steve, Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by Charlotte, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by Stephen, Five Ashdown, United Kingdom
by Phil Willmott | Friday, April 5 2019, 12:48
It’s fun to catch up with the West End’s long running shows so I was delighted to be invited to see this hit comedy on its third birthday. And I was even more delighted to discover that it’s as funny as everyone says.
This is a product of Mischief Theatre, who are an extraordinary phenomenon, a company whose work can fill venues across the world with non-musicals without star names or already popular titles.Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY at the Criterion Theatre
by Phil Willmott | Monday, January 16 2017, 11:43
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.New cast of bank robbers as Mischief Theatre conquer the world
by Nastazja Domaradzka | Tuesday, May 3 2016, 10:09
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.Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY at The Criterion Theatre