The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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Henry Lewis & Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

Published by Methuen

8 Male 1 Female

First there was The Play That Goes Wrong ...

.. which won the Olivier Best New Comedy Award

Then Peter Pan Goes Wrong

And then The Nativity Goes Wrong

And now, from the aptly named Mischief Theatre, there's ...

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Imagine ...

One enormous diamond

Six incompetent crooks

And a snoozing security guard

What could possibly go right?

Premiered at the Criterion Theatre, London March 2016


★★★★ "One long blast of laughter" ~

★★★★ "It's a show that will have you on the edge of your seat: you'll be rocked by laughter, then held in suspense as they pull off another nail-biting effect" ~ The Stage

★★★★ " ... a lung-bustingly funny farce. This thrillingly inventive piece about bed-hopping gem thieves is a slapstick delight" ~ The Guardian

★★★★ "The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is the latest play by the bogglingly prolific and talented team behind The Play That Goes Wrong and it's their best and funniest work yet

A genre pastiche, screwball comedy and classic farce that's as clean and clear as its brassy branding, it spins with a manic energy from Two Ronnies-esque wordplay through surreal set-pieces to slapstick stunts prepped to bring the house down

The story of a bungled jewel heist in a sleepy Minneapolis bank branch

it features a host of hilarious but well-drawn characters who roar across the stage and tumble into disaster after disaster, each one more elegantly drawn than the last

The writers' ability to snatch a laugh out of every line, and to intricately prime each scenario with zinging punchlines and pay-offs is stunning, as call-backs and running gags pile up into teetering edifices of absurdity" ~ Time Out (London)

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