The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Opened: 31st March 2016

Booking period: 4th November 2018

Show Times: Tuesday-Saturday 19:30, Saturday 14:30 & Sunday 15:00 and 19:00

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Venue: Criterion Theatre


Social Media: Twitter & Facebook


The Show 

Following the success of The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the Mischief Theatre Company brings you The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.  It tells the story of eight incompetent criminals, a lazy security guard and one giant diamond.


The Cast

Leading and Supporting

Sean Kearns as Mr Freeboys

Mark Hammersley as Warren Slax

Gareth Tempest as Mitch Ruscitti

Stefan Lloyd-Evans as Sam Monaghan

Hannah Boyce as Caprice Freeboys

Tania Mathurin as Ruth Monaghan

Chris Pizzey as Officer Smitties

Jeremy Lloyd as ‘Everyone else’

Miles Yekinni as Neil Cooper


Paula Kay, Holly Sumpton, Mike Bodie, Sam Fogell, and Niall Ransome



Our reviewers loved The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, giving it ★★★★★ and describing it as a “hysterical farce revolving around several calamitous plots to steal the diamond.” To read the full review, click here.

The Comedy About  A Bank Robbery is showing at the Criterion Theatre and currently booking until 4th November 2018.  The Criterion Theatre opened in 1874 and found success under the management of Charles Wyndham.  During the Second World War the BBC used the venue as a studio because of its underground location.  Robert Bourne and Sally Greene set up the Criterion Theatre Trust, a charity to protect the theatre’s future.

The Criterion Theatre is privately owned and so the best place to buy tickets to The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is through the theatre’s website.  For more information about your visit to the Criterion Theatre, read our guide.