The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Halfway through The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, I am laughing so much I have to take a moment to recompose. Act I has built to a searing, chaotic comedy crescendo as hapless bank robber Mitch (Henry Shields) attempts to seduce his wily girlfriend Candice (Charlie Russell) whilst likeable conman Sam (Dave Hearn) tries in vain to escape the bedroom. Wiping the tears of laughter from my face, I survey the rest of the audience in London's Criterion Theatre. We are a diverse bunch, young and old, theatre newbies and theatre stalwarts, but – without fail – every single person is in fits of laughter. In fact, the couple in the seats next to me are almost on the floor. This 30 minute scene is so fast-paced, so clever, so breathlessly funny – it is worth the admission price alone. 

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a must-see show, bound to dominate London's West End for years to come.

Reviews by Francesca Street

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★★★★★
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Performances

Location

The Blurb

One enormous diamond

Eight incompetent crooks

And a snoozing security guard

What could possibly go right?

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is presented by Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong and will begin previews at the Criterion Theatre from 31 March 2016

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