Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Extended

Mischief Theatre’s West End production of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is stretching its run until 1st April 2018.

Mischief Theatre's Jonathan Sayer is also one of the writers of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Jonathan Sayer, co-founder of Mischief Theatre and one of the writers of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. Photo courtesy of Dan Wooller / WhatsOnStage.com

Mischief Theatre founders Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields wrote the said acclaimed comedy. Its story portrays an attempt by a Canadian gang to steal an expensive diamond from a Minneapolis bank.

The play opened at the Criterion Theatre in April 2016. Moreover, critics have lauded the show’s ’50s Hollywood style of comedy.

The production announced a cast change in January. Presently, Hannah Boyce stars as Caprice, Mark Hammersley as Warren, Sean Kearns as Freeboys, and Steffan Lloyd-Evans as Sam. Meanwhile, Tania Mathurin plays as Ruth, Christopher Pizzey as Smitties, Gareth Tempest as Mitch, and Jeremy Lloyd as Everyone Else.

Hannah Boyce trained at Guildford School of Acting and has appeared in several plays including The Judas KissHorrible Histories – Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Mark Hammersley recently played in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre. His other theatre credits include The Last ConfessionBackbeat, Garrick Theatre’s Pygmalion, and more.

Meanwhile, Sean Kearns has starred in theatre, TV, and film. His credits include Pinocchio, BBC’s As the Beast Sleeps and Ballykissangel, and The Boxer.

The show is directed by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre. In addition, it features designs by David Farley, costumes by Roberto Surace, lighting by David Howe, sound design by Jon Fiber for JollyGood Tunes, and musical direction by Joey Hickman.

About Mischief Theatre

Mischief Theatre first formed in 2008 by a group of graduates and students from The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. With a mission to create engaging and exciting, improvised and scripted comedy theatre, the company has succeeded in making its audiences laugh in every show.