The Show Written in the style of a 50's Hollywood Comedy, the founders of the Mischief Theatre group, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, all portray standout roles in this imaginative sitcom. When Mitch Ruscitti (Shields) escapes from jail with the help from corrupt prison guard Cooper (Tannahill), both head towards Minneapolis to rob an enormous diamond from a sleepy suburban bank, which is ran by Robin Freeboys (Lewis) and his superannuated intern Warren Slax (Sayer). Freeboys' cunning daughter Caprice (Russell), joins the heist as Mitch's love interest, yet soon finds herself falling for the overbearing cashier's (Wallinger) pick-pocket son Sam (Hearn). Full of hysterical one-liners that come thick and fast throughout, the unrelenting tempo of this show will leave audiences in uproar.
History of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is the third show to come from the Mischief Theatre group. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong', this hilariously outrageous comedy took its debut in London's Criterion Theatre this April. If the success of the groups previous shows are anything to go by, there is no doubt this show will continue way past its official end date of April 2017.
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Reviews & What the Critics Say With production and appearances by the Olivier Award-winning founders of the Mischief Theatre group, this show is prepared for great success. Both the company's previous shows received critical acclaim and The Play That Goes Wrong received a Laurence Olivier and a WhatsOnStage.com award for Best New Comedy. We'll just have to wait and see if they can take home the award once again! 'This is the funniest show in town' - The Telegraph 'Fast and fabulous comedy caper is a joyful night out' - The Times 'A night of spectacular madness' - What'sOnStage.com 'Thrilling and daringly inventive...This lung-bustingly funny play is just what the therapist ordered' - The Guardian
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery audience reviews
Exceptional, 98%Score from 15 reviews
"Hillairious from start to finish the cast were exceptional"
"We all enjoyed this comedy. The scenes were amazing. acting superb & so so funny ! Loved every minute ."
"The comedy about a bank robbery"2/8/2016
"Excellent, a brilliant mix of farce, slapstick and pure corn but all done with a witty twist and brilliant timing."
"Very Funny Play"25/7/2016
"The timing, and acting were spot on, and we were all laughing from the very first line."
"Thoroughly enjoyable comedy. Amazing cast. A great evening."16/6/2016
"Hilarious feelgood show"23/5/2016
"Fantastically funny !!!!"17/5/2016
"Really funny show,a cross between Fawlty Towers and Monty Python . Played by some very athletic performers in parts. The songs were performed very well, they could make a good living just from singing. Watch out for the seagulls!!!"
"What a fabulous lift to the spirits!"15/5/2016
"Having enjoyed previous productions - especially `The Play that Goes Wrong`, we were looking forward to a good old-fashioned laugh. Not disappointed in any way... Slicker than a Brian Rix Farce, with shades of `One Man/Two Governors` and `The Book of Mormon` - excellent singing and clever slapstick - an ideal way to lift the mood and send you home smiling. Thoroughly recommended."
The Comedy About A Bank RobberyRating: 98% out of 100 based on 15 reviews.
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