In the first of a fresh monthly series of Mischief Theatre post-show Q&As in the West End, I’ll return to the Criterion Theatre for smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, now in its third year with a new cast of convicts.
Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank 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?
It would be criminal to miss this dynamite comedy… especially when there’s a post-show Q&A with the mischief-makers.
“This is the funniest show in the West End” – The Telegraph
“A fast & fabulous comedy caper is a joyful night out” – The Times
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre and starring the Mischief Theatre Company who brought you the Olivier Award-winning Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
The new cast at the West End’s Criterion Theatre features Sean Carey (as Sam Monaghan), David Coomber (Neil Cooper), Julia Frith (Caprice Freeboys), George Hannigan (Everyone Else) Liam Jeavons (Mitch Ruscitti), Damian Lynch (Robin Freeboys), Killian Macardle (Officer Randal Chuck), Jon Trenchard (Warren Slax) and Ashley Tucker (Ruth Monaghan).
In the second of a monthly series of Mischief Theatre post-show Q&As in the West End, I’ll talk to the cast and creatives for brand-new show Groan Ups, which launches the company’s year-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Do we choose who we become?
Is the story of our lives already written?
Do we ever really grow up?
Are we the same people at 30 as we were at 13?
Does school life determine our future?
Do we ever grow out of our school crush?
From the Olivier Award-winning parents of The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up.
In Groan Ups, follow an unruly classroom of six-year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagedom to the challenges of adulthood.
The original Mischief company are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.
The cast of Groan Ups are Bryony Corrigan (as Chemise/Miss Murray), Dave Hearn (Paul), Henry Lewis (Spencer), Charlie Russell (Katie), Jonathan Sayer (Simon), Henry Shields (Archie) and Nancy Zamit (Moon). They’re joined by George Haynes, Krystal Dockery and Holly Sumpton.
In the third of a fresh monthly series of Mischief Theatre post-show Q&As in the West End, I’ll return to the Duchess Theatre for the show that started the juggernaut, the multi-award-winning uber-hit The Play That Goes Wrong.
2017 Broadway World Winner for Best New Play
2017 Broadway.com Winner Favourite New Play
2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy
2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play
2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy
In The Play That Goes Wrong, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
Given five stars from the Daily Mail, called a ‘gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec as the ‘funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket go’, what are you waiting for?
Now stumbling into its sixth catastrophic year at the West End’s Duchess Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
The current cast features Bob Hirston, Benjamin McMahon, Gabriel Paul, Steven Rostance, Catherine Dryden, Elena Valentine, Jake Curran and Kazeem Tosin Amore.