West End smash opens first UK tour at Rep

Mischief Theatre’s latest hit comes to Birmingham.

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of its multi award-winning comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre’s first UK tour of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 23rd August, before visiting a further 35 venues nationwide.

Currently booking into its third year at the Criterion Theatre in London, Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is a fast and fabulous comedy caper hailed the funniest show 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?

Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director at The REP says, “We’re thrilled to welcome Mischief Theatre back to The REP hot-on-the-heels of their sold out tour of The Play That Goes Wrong and to be working alongside them on the regional premiere of their latest hit. Audiences are in for an hilarious treat with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – it will be criminal to miss it!”