Today Mischief Theatre announce the new crooks in town, as the UK touring cast are set to replace the current West End cast, in the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award nominated The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Celebrating 3 years in London’s West End, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery recently extended until May 2020 and is looking forward to welcoming the new convicts to the Criterion Theatre.
Sean Carey (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) take over from 25 June. Completing the company are understudies Julie Cullen, Charlotte Duffy, Tom Hopcroft, Ross Virgo and Eddy Westbury.
Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and one of the funniest shows in the West End!
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?
Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!
Sean Carey plays Sam Monaghan. Previous theatre credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre), The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Cadogan Hall), Borstal Boy, Fiddler on the Roof (The Gaiety Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Cork Opera House), GaelGORE: The Musical (Mermaid Arts Centre) and Rhythm of the Dance (World tour). His work for television includes Roy and Fame: The Musical.
David Coomber plays Neil Cooper. Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages), Red (Canadian tour), The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Segal Centre), Tartuffe, The Sound of Music, ENRON, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Secret Garden and An Enemy of the People (National Arts Centre of Canada).
Julia Frith plays Caprice Freeboys. Her theatre credits include Sam Wanamaker Festival (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Ties of Blood: The Brontes (Paprika Festival).
George Hannigan plays Everyone Else, this marks his West End debut. His previous theatre credits include The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (UK tour).
Liam Jeavons plays Mitch Ruscitti. His theatre credits include Where You Frum, Accidental Brummie (Birmingham Rep), The 39 Steps (Lyric Theatre) and Primetime (Royal Court Theatre).
Damian Lynch plays Robin Freeboys. His previous theatre credits include Richard III, Hamlet, The Robbers, Thebes (New Diorama Theatre), Second Skin (Theatre503), Mr Kolpert (King’s Head Theatre), Zero (Warwick Arts Centre), A Brief Summary (Shakespeare’s Globe), 200 Years (Watford Palace Theatre) and The School for Scandal (Salisbury Playhouse). For television his credits include Little Britain, Giri/Haji, Waking the Dead, Judge John Deed, The Brief, According to Bex and Casualty. For film his credits include Munich, Anemone and Elsie Prince of Denmark.
Killian Macardle plays Officer Randal Chuck. His previous theatre credits include The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (UK tour), I and the Village (Theatre503) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Park Theatre). For television his credits include Boy Meets Girl and Inspector George Gently. For film his credits include Glue.
John Trenchard plays Warren Sax. His previous theatre credits include The Two Noble Kinsmen (Shakespeare’s Globe), Salome, Vice Versa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Play For The Nation (Royal Shakespeare Company), Baddies: The Musical! (Unicorn Theatre), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh), Fiddler on the Roof (UK tour), A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre Kingston), She Stoops to Conquer, The Government Inspector (Northern Broadsides), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol Old Vic), Swallows and Amazons (West End and national tour), Animal Farm (Theatr Clwyd), Oh, What a Lovely War! (Northern Stage), Great Expectations (New Vic Theatre) and Peter Pan (Oxford Playhouse). For television his credits include My Family. For film credits include The Da Vinci Code.
Ashley Tucker plays Ruth Monaghan. Her previous theatre credits include Loserville in Concert (Garrick Theatre), The Tiger Who Came To Tea (UK tour), Unseen Things (VAULT Festival), Gulliver’s Travels (Lyric Hammersmith) and 1001 (The Courtyard Theatre).
Directed by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre; Designer: David Farley
Costume Designer: Roberto Surace; Lighting Designer: David Howe
Sound Design: Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes; Musical Director and Arranger: Joey Hickman;
Associate Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward; Resident Director Katie Ann McDonough;
Associate Lighting Designer: Matt Leventhall
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Listings
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB
Search tickets below.
Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30pm
Saturday matinee at 2:30pm, Sunday matinee at 3pm and Sunday evening at 7pm
Sunday evening – Thursday:
£49.50, £39.50, £35.00, £29.50, £25, £20, £15, £10
Premium Seats £69.50
Friday – Sunday Matinee:
£52.50, £42.50, £38.00, £32.50, £28, £23, £18, £10
Premium Seats £72.50