The Comedy About A Bank Robbery tickets

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The comedy masterminds behind five-star hits The Play That Goes Wrong (Olivier Award for Best New Comedy) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, return to the West End with their latest lung-bustingly funny creation: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

Welcome to Minneapolis, 1958, and the Minneapolis City Bank. Now under the gruff and rather irreverent management of Robin Freeboys, the Bank is entrusted with a priceless diamond by a Hungarian prince. However, when the jewel catches the eye of mean-spirited jailbird Mitch, he teams up with corrupt guard Cooper and Freeboys’ money-hungry daughter Candice, intent on separating the Bank from its most precious deposit.

Mischief Theatre’s new play, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, is already being called the funniest show in London. Fast-paced and riotously hilarious, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery masterfully unites screw-ball comedy with real theatrical invention, and is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles.

Playing at the Criterion Theatre, book your tickets to The Comedy About A Bank Robbery today!

Customer Reviews

1,036 reviews
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4 Dec 2019

Definitely funny from beginning to end, would recommend for a great time

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1 Dec 2019

We enjoyed the whole evening. The energy from the cast was fantastic the whole way through - every single member put all their energy into giving us all a hysterical evening and we laughed our socks off

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29 Nov 2019

Very funny. Loved bedroom scene best. Genius comic timing.

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26 Nov 2019

I really enjoyed this play once I got into it. It's nice and gently, cleverly funny and has some great moments of clever staging. The only criticism I could bring is that it started with quite high energy - lots of shouting and slamming doors which was a bit abrasive and also meant you felt a bit hit around the face with the jokes. By the time it got to the end and the farcical nature of the storyline got more and more absurb - with funny consequences- it was fine having this kind of energy but it would be have better if it was a little less overacted at the beginning as it made it hard to follow. Generally though it's a really fun, if slightly pricey, way to spend an afternoon or evening and is really fun and well produced.

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25 Nov 2019

Last year we came to we” The play That goes Wrong” & absolutely loved, best comedy play we have seen for many years. Unfortunately we chose this play on the strength of last year, big mistake. In our opinion this was not even in the same league, in fact we nearly walked out at the interval! Yours very very disappointed.


Access Information

Access Performance Times

Friday 22nd November 2019 – Captioned performance

Saturday 23rd November 2019 Matinee – Audio Described performance

Sunday 24th November 2019 – Signed performance

For access information and to book for the above performances please call the Criterion Theatre Box Office directly on 020 7839 8811, or email

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking. 


2 hours and 20 mins. (including interval)

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached.  Please print this voucher and present it to the venue on the day of the show.  We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

Suitable For Children

Recommended age: 11 +

When Can I Go

Tuesdays - Fridays: 7.30pm

Saturdays: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sundays: 3pm and 7pm

Booking until 1st November 2020

Where Do I Go

218-223 Piccadilly

Piccadilly Circus



Nearest Train Station : Charing Cross (5 mins)

Nearest Tube Stations : Piccadilly Circus (1 min) or Leicester Square (3 mins)

Buses : 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15,19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453