THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces 2020 Extension On Third Birthday In The West End
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery today announces an extension of its Olivier Award-nominated show to run until Sunday 3 May 2020, as it celebrates its third birthday in the West End. Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale. Tonight marks the 1,423rd performance at The Criterion, the 7,115th theft of the diamond and the 10,584th appearance of the seagulls!
The cast includes Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Randal Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Chris Leask (Everyone Else), Emily Stott (Caprice Freeboys), Gareth Tempest (Mitch Ruscitti), Jack Whittle (Sam Monaghan) and Jean-Luke Worrell (Warren Slax). From Tuesday 23 April the role of Warren Slax will be taken over by Matthew Cavendish and Jean-Luke Worrell will be taking over the role of Cooper. The understudies are, Rhiann Francis, Gracie Lai, Dale Mathurin, Kieran Mortell and Finlay Paul.
Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a town where everyone's a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?
Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!
As well as celebrating The Comedy About a Bank Robbery's third birthday, Mischief Theatre are celebrating a roller coaster start to the year. Having announced a brand-new season opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in September 2019, with new shows including Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong. In addition The Comedy About a Bank Robbery UK tour is currently running until 8 June and the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong, is enjoying its fifth year at The Duchess Theatre, with booking until October 2019.
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields met at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). All core members of Mischief Theatre, they worked in comedy together for several years before starting out as a writing team. The company's first production was The Play That Goes Wrong (winner Best New Comedy Olivier Awards and WhatsOnStage Awards). The show began on the London and Edinburgh fringe before touring the UK. It then opened in the West End in September 2014 where it is still running. It is also playing on Broadway and heading out on a US tour in 2018. Peter Pan Goes Wrong was the trio's second production, opening in November 2014 for a UK tour before a hugely successful West End season in Christmas 2015. Mischief Theatre adapted the script of Peter Pan Goes Wrong for the BBC, which was filmed with the original West End cast and broadcast on New Year's Eve 2016. They were invited back to wreak more havoc at the BBC in 2017 with A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong on BBC1. They have recently announced a new comedy series The Goes Wrong Show, which has been commissioned by the BBC Controller of Comedy and is set to air on BBC1. Mischief Theatre will also be presenting a new season at the Vaudeville Theatre, including Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong, running from September 2019. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery marks the company's third writing project and earned them another Olivier Nomination.