The Finborough has a rich and noble history of rediscovering lost dramatic gems, alongside their programme of new work (this year’s Bacon and Pennyroyal are two of my favourite new plays since theatres reopened post-pandemic), and Kate O’Brien’s family tragicomedy Distinguished Villa, seldom seen since its 1926 premiere, continues that line of programming.
Tony Blair became an MP and Prime Minister with the sole intention of meeting Mick Jaggers [sic], at least in Harry Hill and Steve Brown’s new satire Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] at the Park Theatre.
It’s a happy 2nd birthday to Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, the laugh-a-minute farce has just announced an extension that will see it into its third year entertaining crowds in Piccadilly Circus.
Actress Jenny Augen, an award winner for her West End role in the hit comedy Bad Jews, will make her Mischief Theatre debut when she joins the cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre this spring.
If I want to have a good laugh, I would not go back to The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, for it really wasn’t my cup of tea, at all.