The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery - London


The Comedy About a Bank Robbery will feature all the main characters needed for a hilarious heist. You'll meet six incompetent crooks along the way, the gigantic diamond they want to get their hands on and a security guard who is, of course, asleep on the job. What could possibly not go right on the night?


What is The Comedy About a Bank Robbery about?


Set in the amateur criminal world of wannabee jewellery heisters and inspired by the greatest failed bank robbery of all time, the audience will laugh and cry with these lovable rogues as they attempt to get away with it and change their lives forever. Can the security guard do his job? Can the crooks pull it off? What sort of hiccups will they encounter along the way?

Fans of comedic criminal films such as A Fish Called Wanda, Nuns on the Run, Sister Act and Snatch will love this tale of a bank robbery gone wrong. In fact, think Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Ocean's Eleven meets The Great Muppet Caper, and you have the blend of terrific heist plot and wacky humour that makes the bank robbery so compelling.

This hilarious tale is aimed at audiences aged 12 and over and is certain to be a crowd-pleasing choice for families with older children. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is guaranteed to be a great night out - it's ideal for both veterans of West End theatre and those visiting the city wanting a taste of Great British Comedy. A great night out for both couples and groups of friends, this play will be a guaranteed hit for anyone who loves to be entertained.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery London venue is The Criterion Theatre, a Grade II listed building in Piccadilly Circus.


Who wrote The Comedy About a Bank Robbery?


This bank robbery comedy is written by Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis and Henry Shields. The same team have previously brought us Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Play that Goes Wrong to British theatre land. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery London cast features Sean Kearns, Mark Hammersley, Tania Mathurin, and Steffan Lloyd-Evans. 

When a group of ill-equipped criminals come together to steal the biggest diamond they can, we can all safely assume that very little will go right on the night. For fans of farce theatre and anyone who loves a good comedy criminal heist story, then this is the play of the year for you.

Book The Comedy About A Bank Robbery tickets with us now and prepare for a night of crying with laughter, utter surprise and general tomfoolery.


How long does The Comedy About a Bank Robbery last?


The Comedy About a Bank Robbery running time is 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval.


The Comedy About a Bank Robbery reviews


★★★★★ 'THIS IS THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN'  Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ 'SWAG LOADS OF PLEASURE'  Sunday Telegraph



The Comedy About A Bank Robbery - Booking information

At present, we are unable to tell you your seat numbers when booking tickets. However, seats are allocated by the theatre from best available within our allocation. All seats booked in the same price group will, of course, be together or at the very least be in front or behind each other in the theatre. In the very unlikely event of this not being possible we will call you and give you the option of cancelling your booking. However if booking in two or more price bands, you will not be sat together

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery - Event information

  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is suitable for those aged 12+  (Moderate sexual innuendos throughout)
  • No dress code
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Criterion Theatre

2 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 4XA

The Criterion Theatre

Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA

  • Underground: Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square
  • BR station: Charing Cross
  • Buses: 6, 12, 13, 15, 22B, 38, 53, 88 and 159
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