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THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Jeremy Lloyd (Everyone Else) continues in the production and he is joined by Hannah Boyce (Caprice), Mark Hammersley (Warren), Sean Kearns (Freeboys), Steffan Lloyd-Evans (Sam), Tania Mathurin (Ruth), Christopher Pizzey (Smitties), Gareth Tempest (Mitch), Miles Yekinni (Cooper) and understudies Michael Bodie, Samuel Fogell, Paula Kay, Niall Ransome and Holly Sumpton. The new cast start from Wednesday 8 February 2017 and the show is currently booking until 29 October 2017, having originally opened in April 2016.

Mischief Theatre currently has three shows running simultaneously in the West End - The Comedy About A Bank Robbery as well as the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre. A specially written television adaptation of Peter Pan Goes Wrong was broadcast on BBC 1 on New Year's Eve.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a Mischief Theatre production presented by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.

Mischief Theatre is a comedy theatre company based in London, established in 2008 by a group of graduates and students of London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. Since forming, the company has created and presented a number of productions across the UK and in Europe including The Play That Goes Wrong (Oliver Award for Best New Comedy, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy and Broadway World Theatre Award for Best Play) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee for Best New Comedy 2016). The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

In addition to its work in the UK, The Play That Goes Wrong has toured internationally visiting the Holder's Season Festival in Barbados, Madinat Theatre in Dubai and the Abu Dhabi Theatre, in its original English language. There are also productions being performed in translation, including 'Les Faux British' at Théâtre Saint-George, Paris, which won a prestigious Molière Award for Best New Comedy; in Greece at the Peroke Theatre; Bulgaria, under the title 'Unfortunate Whodunnit' at the Satira Theatre; Budapest under the title 'Ma Este Megabukunk' at Centrál Színaház and most recently in Tokyo at the Haiyuza Theatre. There have also been award-winning adaptations in Turkey and Poland. With further productions planned for Berlin, Australia, Spain and Italy later this year, the company is causing mischief around the globe.

Hannah Boyce plays Caprice. Her theatre credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats, Horrible Histories (both UK tours), and The Judas Kiss (Chichester Festival Theatre, New York and Toronto).

Mark Hammersley plays Warren. His theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre), The Last Confession (international tour), Backbeat (Duke of York's Theatre, Los Angeles and Toronto), Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre), The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham's Theatre) and Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, UK tour and United Arab Emirates).

Sean Kearns plays Freeboys. His theatre credits include Wicked (Apollo Victoria), The Commitments (Palace Theatre), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), Bedlam, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, As You Like It and A New World (Shakespeare's Globe), Measure for Measure (Almeida Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith), The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, God in Ruins and Macbeth (RSC). His television work includes As the Beast Sleeps; and for film, Puckoon, Best, Angela's Ashes, Durango, The Boxer and The Informant.

Jeremy Lloyd plays Everyone Else, having previously playEd Smitties. His theatre credits include Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre), How Many Miles to Babylon (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Springs Eternal, The Breadwinner, The Man Who Pays the Piper (Orange Tree Theatre), The Busy Body (Southwark Playhouse), and Angry Young Man Angry Young Woman (Arcola Theatre). His film work includes The Hatching and Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict.

Steffan Lloyd-Evans plays Sam. His theatre work includes Into The Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory), The 306: Dawn (National Theatre of Scotland), Only The Brave and The Dancing Years (Wales Millennium Centre), Beyond the Fence (Arts Theatre), The World Goes Round (St James Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour). His television work includes The Royals.

Christopher Pizzey plays Smitties. His theatre work includes Zigger Zagger (National Theatre), Biloxi Blues (Arts Theatre), Wind in the Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Into The Woods (Donmar Warehouse) and The Demon Headmaster (UK tour). His work for television includes The Basil Brush Show, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Planet Ajay, The Sarah Jane Adventures and The Roman Mysteries; and for film, Grip and Shrine.

Tania Mathurin plays Ruth. Her theatre work includes The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre), Porgy & Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), A Christmas Carol and Little Shop of Horrors (Birmingham Rep), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych Theatre), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Mary Poppins (UK tour), Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall), Jerry Springer the Opera (National Theatre; Olivier Award winner for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical ), Les Miserables (UK tour), Doctor Dolittle (Apollo, Hammersmith), Martin Guerre (Prince Edward Theatre). For film her credits include Paranoia.

Gareth Tempest plays Mitch, having previously understudied the role. His theatre credits include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Vaults), A Comedy of Errors and Macbeth (UK tour) and It's a Family Affair- We'll Settle It Ourselves (Sherman Cymru).

Miles Yekinni plays Cooper. Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Baddies: the Musical and The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth (Unicorn Theatre), Kontomble (Traverse Theatre and Òran Mór), Warhorse (New London Theatre) A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Lyceum Theatre), The School for Scandal (Barbican Theatre) and Front Line (Shakespeare's Globe). His film credits include Julius Caesar.

Kenny Wax Ltd productions include the world première production of Top Hat, which was the recipient of three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, The Play That Goes Wrong, which won the Oliver award for Best New Comedy 2015, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy and Best Play at the Broadway World Theatre Awards, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Once On This Island (Olivier Award for Best New Musical). Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is the largest provider of theatre for families and young people in the UK.

STAGE PRESENCE LTD productions include The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour and Apollo Theatre), Life after George featuring Stephen Dillane and Cheryl Campbell (Duchess Theatre), Bedroom Farce featuring June Whitfield and Richard Briers (Aldwych Theatre), The Tale That Wags the Dog (Plymouth Theatre Royal and Lyric Hammersmith), Angela Carter's Magic Toyshop (Shared Experience at Soho Theatre).

Directed by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre; Designer: David Farley

Costume Designer: Roberto Surace; Lighting Designer: David Howe

Associate Lighting Designer: Matt Leventhall; Sound Design: Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes

Musical Director and Arranger: Joey Hickman

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Listings

Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB

Box Office: 0844 815 6131

www.bankrobberycomedy.com

Twitter: @bankrobberyplay

Facebook: BankRobberyComedy

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30pm

Saturday matinee at 2:30pm

Sunday matinee at 3pm and Sunday evening at 7pm

AGE

11+

TICKET PRICES

£49.50, £39.50, £35.00, £29.50, £25, £20

Premium Seats £69.50



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