Mischief Theatre, the creators of the smash-hit, Oliver Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong today announce the extension of their critically acclaimed brand new smash-hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery which has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 23 April 2017, completing a year in the West End. The production opened last week at the Criterion Theatre to rave reviews and has already taken more than £1m at the box office.
With Peter Pan Goes Wrong set to return to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from October, it means the company will have three West End shows all on sale concurrently over the festive period.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a Mischief Theatre production presented by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd.
Mischief Theatre is a comedy theatre company based in London, first formed in 2008 by a group of graduates and students of The London Academy of Music & Art. Since forming the company has created and presented a number of productions across the UK and in Europe including The Play That Goes Wrong (Oliver Award for Best New Comedy, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy and Broadway World Theatre Award for Best Play) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee for Best New Comedy 2016). The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.
In addition to their work in the UK, The Play That Goes Wrong has toured internationally visiting the Holder’s Season Festival in Barbados, Madinat Theatre in Dubai and the Abu Dhabi Theatre, in its original English language. There are also productions being performed in translation, including ‘Les Faux British’ at Théâtre Saint-George, Paris, which was recently nominated for a prestigious Molière for Best New Comedy; in Greece at the Peroke Theatre; Bulgaria, under the title ‘Unfortunate whodunnit’ at the Satira Theatre; Budapest under the title ‘Ma Este Megabukunk’ at Centrál Színaház and most recently in Tokyo at the Haiyuza Theater. With further productions planned for Berlin and Australia later this year, the company is causing mischief around the globe.
Kenny Wax Ltd productions include the world première production of Top Hat, which was the recipient of three Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, The Play That Goes Wrong, which won the Laurence Oliver 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 which opens on 9 December at the Apollo Theatre and Once On This Island (Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical). Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is the largest provider of theatre for families and young people in the UK with nine productions playing in the West End and on tour around the UK simultaneously over the Christmas season.
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), 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).