The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is the creation of Mischief Theatre, who also created Peter Pan Goes Wrong
and The Play That Goes Wrong. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, although somewhat unsubtle and at touch too
predictable, is altogether enjoyable, easy entertainment.
There are some real laugh-out-loud moments in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, although the majority of the
play, rather than being hysterically funny, is lightly entertaining. The show starts slowly and it takes a while to pick up.
Some scenes live up to the standards set by Mischief Theatre's other productions, but most of the comedy is less original
and, at times, overdone. I certainly didn't feel taken by surprise during the show.
Most of the time, the staging is fairly nondescript, although on occasion it is used to create some ingenious
humour. You cannot help but feel that the company could do more in this regard – as, for example, they have done with
Peter Pan Goes Wrong. However, the music of the show is done really well and the cast are good, with Dave Hearn and
Charlie Russell as strong leads.
Although you can buy tickets to see this play from £12, you would more likely be looking at around £40 for good
seats. For this price, I would usually recommend seeing one of Mischief Theatre's other productions; however, if The
Comedy About a Bank Robbery appeals to you, you can catch it at the Criterion Theatre until the end of April 2017.
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