As The Play That Goes Wrong continues at the Duchess Theatre and ahead of a year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Mischief Theatre has announced a long extension at another West End theatre for The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Celebrating its third birthday in the West End, the production is now taking bookings through to 3 May 2020.
In The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, it’s summer 1958 at Minneapolis City Bank, which has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?
The current cast includes Samson Ajewole (Cooper), Jenna Augen (Ruth Monaghan), Jack Baldwin (Officer Randal Shuck), Leonard Cook (Robin Freeboys), Chris Leask (Everyone Else), Emily Stott (Caprice Freeboys), Gareth Tempest (Mitch Ruscitti), Jack Whittle (Sam Monaghan) and Jean-Luke Worrell (Warren Slax). From Tuesday 23 April the role of Warren Slax will be taken over by Matthew Cavendish and Jean-Luke Worrell will be taking over the role of Cooper. The understudies are Rhiann Francis, Gracie Lai, Dale Mathurin, Kieran Mortell and Finlay Paul.
As well as celebrating The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’s third birthday, Mischief Theatre are celebrating a roller-coaster start to the year. Having announced a brand-new season opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in September 2019, with new shows including Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong. In addition, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery UK tour is currently running until 8 June and the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong is enjoying its fifth year at the Duchess Theatre, with booking until October 2019.