As Mischief Theatre takes New York by storm with the Broadway premiere of their first hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, their latest London hit, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, has extended its booking period – again.
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 opens on Broadway with The Play That Goes Wrong.
In 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.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is directed by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre, designed by David Farley, with costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by David Howe, sound by Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes and musical direction and arrangements by Joey Hickman.