The Comedy About a Bank Robbery announces extension and new cast

Date Posted: 29/11/2018

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery will now be booking until November 2019 in the West End, with a new cast set to join the show in the next few months.

Following the extension, the show will now run at the Criterion Theatre until 3rd November next year.

New cast members Julia Firth, Liam Jeavons, Jack Whittle and Jean-Luke Worrell will join the West End show from 18th December 2018.

Julia Firth’s current theatre role is in the UK tour of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, which marks her professional debut, but her credits during training include Dogville and Twelfth Night, meanwhile Liam Jeavons has been seen on TV in BBC shows Goodnight Sweetheart and Doctors and his theatre credits include Richard III and Around the World in 80 Days.

Jack Whittle’s credits while training include Thoroughly Modern Milly, Steer Pier and Much Ado About Nothing at the Guildford School of Acting, while Jean-Luke Worrell’s theatre credits include Cinderella, Robinson Crusoe and Robin Hood.

From the 15th January 2019, Gareth Tempest will return to the casting and Emily Stott will join the show. 

Continuing their current roles are Samson Ajewole, Jenna Augen, Jack Baldwin, Leonard Cook and Chris Leask.

The show’s UK tour, which began in July this year, will continue to run concurrently with the West End production visiting locations such as Cambridge, Leicester, Bristol, Exeter, Dublin and Edinburgh.

About the comedy play

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?

The story is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre and is from the same company behind hit production The Play That Goes Wrong.

Booking a group visit

Groups of eight or more can enjoy discounted rates on Tuesday to Friday performances.

In addition, the organiser goes free and every 9th ticket is complimentary.

For more information, visit www.thecomedyaboutabankrobbery.com.

Image: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Photo Credit: Robert Workman)

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