Following on from the tremendous success of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’, Mischief Theatre return to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in January with their critically acclaimed play, ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’.
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’ was given 5 stars by the Daily Telegraph on its Criterion Theatre, London opening and was described as: “The funniest show in the West End”.
The story, described by the Theatre Royal as when “Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers”, is set in Minneapolis, USA in the summer of 1958 and follows the types of characters you would expect from a madcap heist comedy: an escaped convict, his side-kick and his girlfriend.
The heist centres on a priceless diamond being held at a bank in the city and is full of double-crossing, love triangles and mistaken identities; if you are familiar with the work of Mischief Theatre you will know to expect slapstick and zany comedy combined with some loveable and hilarious personalities.
Judging by the previous popularity of Mischief Theatre’s outings at the Theatre Royal, I expect these shows will quickly sell out. The plays have a very broad appeal, although with some risqué jokes and themes it’s not really a suitable outing for smaller children – it’s not outrageously offensive by any means, however, attendance is recommended for kids of eleven and older.
‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’ runs at Theatre Royal, Newcastle from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th January. Tickets, priced at £14.50, are available from theatreroyal.co.uk.