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“Wonderfully witty, whimsical and epigrammatic.”
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Criterion Theatre
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Theater Show in...
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

'The Comedy about a Bank Robbery' is a hilarious slapstick about a good plan with amazing execution but by all the wrong people.
The jokes were great.
The actors play on puns, crack jokes on accents and pronunciation of the English language. When I saw the charade by Caprice Freeboys to give hints to Sam Monaghan about her family history, it was easy to see why theatre critic, Dominic Cavendish dubbed it "the funniest show in the West End". The whole theatre burst into an uncontrollable bout of laughter.
Great usage of the props on stage, including a "Mission Impossible" style entrance.
Amazing use of the space and forced perspective on stage.
The play ends with the most unthinkable person getting the priceless diamond.
But hey, "Everyone is a crook in Minneapolis."

The theatre was small, compared to other theatres in London.
The heating was uncomfortably warm but considering it is 3 degC outside.
You will feel completely warm indoors.

I would recommend the play to anyone who needs a good 2 hour laugh to escape the depressing London wet weather.

Thank shaoweic2016
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is a comedy that should have a rating as "R<16" restricted to audience that are 16 years of age or younger. Very very week script with low level comedy. Fortunately we paid half price for our tickets however, unfortunately, it was still expensive for the quality of the actors and the content.

Thank walidh1962
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

It’s a rather small, pretty theatre. We sat in a box with a side view: we spent a lot of time leaning across and missed action at the very left-hand side of the stage. Fortunately, there wasn’t an awful lot we couldn’t physically see, but I'd still recommend you go for a Circle seat instead. The chairs weren’t the comfiest.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is a brilliantly witty show with laugh-out-loud lines and even funnier visuals. There was some very clever staging, too- I won’t ruin it!

Thank TheFussyTeenager
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

First of all the theatre - small,old traditional with a few poles to partially obstruct views. But as it is small, intimate even, you are so close to the stage even in the upper tier. And the whole theatre, which looks just like any other, is totally below ground! Amazing!

And then there is the Comedy about a Bank Robbery! Slapstick, funny, stupid, mad, farcical but brilliant fun! For anyone who has seen The Play that goes Wrong, this is from the same team and equally hilarious! Personally I would recommend getting seat in the Circle.

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely hilarious, couldn’t stop laughing from start to finish, needed my inhaler a few times, brilliant night out, highly recommended to go and see this, will definitely have to come back and see it again, as I missed some of the dialogue through laughing so much

Thank claire c
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