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Mischief Theatre today announce that their critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 29 October 2017, completing a year and a half in the West End.

This Christmas Mischief Theatre has three shows running simultaneously in the West End - The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which returns to the Apollo Theatre following a sell-out run last year. This evening BBC Radio 2 hosts a gala performance of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery in aid of Children in Need and over the Christmas period a specially written television adaptation of Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be broadcast by BBC1.

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 The London Academy of Music & 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.

Kenny Wax Ltd productions include the world première production of Top Hat, which was the recipient of three Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, The Play That Goes Wrong, which won the Laurence 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 (Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical). Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is the largest provider of theatre for families and young people in the UK with nine productions playing in the West End and on tour around the UK simultaneously over the Christmas season.

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), 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).


The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Directed by Mark Bell with 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

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

Box Office: 0844 815 6131 |


Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30pm

Saturday matinee at 2:30pm

Sunday matinee at 3pm and Sunday evening at 7pm

Christmas performance schedule:

Tuesday 20th Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Wednesday 21st Dec - 7:30pm

Thursday 22nd Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Friday 23rd Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Saturday 24th Dec - 2:30pm

Tuesday 27th Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Wednesday 28th Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Thursday 29th Dec - 7:30pm

Fri 30th Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Sat 31st Dec - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tuesday 3rd Jan - 7:30pm

Wednesday 4th Jan - 7:30pm

Thursday 5th Jan - 7:30pm

Friday 6th Jan - 7:30pm

Saturday 7th Jan - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Sunday 8th Jan - 3:00pm and 7:00pm

AGES 11+

TICKET PRICES: £49.50, £39.50, £35.00, £29.50, £25, £20; Premium Seats £69.50

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