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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery new West End cast announced

Mischief Theatre’s criminal comedy continues with a new collection of cast members

The new cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The new cast of The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
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New West End casting has been announced for The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.

The show, which is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, is set in 1958 where an escaped convict is set on pocketing a priceless diamond, kept at the Minneapolis City Bank.

The cast, which takes over from 25 June, will be composed of Sean Carey (Sam Monaghan), David Coomber (Neil Cooper), Julia Frith (Caprice Freeboys), George Hannigan (Everyone Else) Liam Jeavons (Mitch Ruscitti), Damian Lynch (Robin Freeboys), Killian Macardle (Officer Randal Chuck), Jon Trenchard (Warren Slax) and Ashley Tucker (Ruth Monaghan). Completing the company are understudies Julie Cullen, Charlotte Duffy, Tom Hopcroft, Ross Virgo and Eddy Westbury.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward (with original direction by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre) and has design by David Farley, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes, musical direction and arrangement by Joey Hickman and associate musical direction by Barbara Hockaday.

The company will be presenting a number of shows over the next year, including two new pieces Groan Ups and Magic Goes Wrong, alongside their long-running The Play That Goes Wrong. The Christmas caper Peter Pan Goes Wrong will return for a run at Alexandra Palace Theatre in December ahead of a UK tour.

The piece continues to run at the Criterion Theatre, where it is booking until May 2020.