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‘The Comedy About A Bank Robbery’ Extends Bookings Until 1st April 2018


Due to continued high demand, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery marks its first birthday in the West End by announcing a further extension until 1 April 2018. The extension is the next cause for celebration for Mischief Theatre, who are thrilled to receive their third successive nomination for the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy as the original company prepare to open on Broadway with The Play That Goes Wrong.

Mischief Theatre, the madcap team behind award-winning productions The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, present their latest West End smash hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. A priceless diamond has been entrusted to the city bank, but in a town where everyone’s a crook and even security guards can’t be trusted, what could possibly go wrong? Delivering swag loads of laughter, Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy.

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by graduates of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Starting as an improvised theatre group on the London and Edinburgh fringes, they have grown into one of the UK’s leading theatre companies, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That Goes Wrong, and licensing their productions worldwide. Their newest show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is currently running in London’s West End. In December 2016, Mischief made their TV debut on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee 2016) which has also just finished a West End run. The company is led by Henry Lewis, Artistic Director and Jonathan Sayer, Company Director.

Kenny Wax Ltd is currently co-producing productions of The Play That Goes Wrong in Australia and on Broadway as well as in the West End and on UK tour where the show continues to play to sell out audiences. New productions for 2017 include a stage adaption of the Fellini masterpiece La Strada and a new version of Around the World in 80 Days. Kenny presented 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 Olivier 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 (Olivier Nominated) and Once On This Island (Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1995).

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

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