Criterion Theatre, London
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.
This was my first experience of the inordinately successful Mischief Theatre Company but one which I reacted viscerally to, knowing pretty early that it wasn’t for me as it took a gag, repeated it, and then again, and then again, flogging it to death like Louise Mensch and someone, anyone, speaking common sense.
How people manage more than 20 minutes of it, I don’t know. But that’s the beauty of comedy (and theatre), one man’s Airplane is another man’s [insert pretty much any Adam Sandler film]. Hell, I can’t even make it through Ed Balls and Katya Jones’s Gangnam Style dance without giggling helplessly.