Following the phenomenal sell-out success of its multi award-winning comedy The Play That Goes WrongMischief Theatre’s Olivier Award nominated West End smash hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opens the new spring season at Storyhouse in Chester.

The show’s UK and Ireland Tour opened in Birmingham in August 2018, and will now continue touring until early June 2019.

Think Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this dynamite new comedy! Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball side-kick, 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 touring cast presents Seán Carey as Sam Monaghan; David Coomber as Neil Cooper; Julia Frith as Caprice Freeboys; George Hannigan as Everyone Else; Liam Jeavons as Mitch Ruscitti; Damian Lynch as Robin Freeboys; Killian Macardleas Officer Randal Shuck; Ashley Tucker as Ruth Monaghan; and Jon Trenchard as Warren Slax. With understudies Charlotte Duffy, Tom Hopcroft, Julie Cullen, Ross Virgo and Eddy Westbury.

Mischief Theatre was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).  Starting as an improvised theatre group on the London and Edinburgh fringes, they have grown into one of the UK’s leading theatre companies, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Play That Goes Wrong, and licensing their productions worldwide.

The company have two shows playing concurrently in the West End: The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre – also playing on Broadway – and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre. In December 2016, Mischief made their television debut on the BBC with Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee 2016), which has also enjoyed two sell-out West End seasons. Mischief returned to BBC One in 2017 with a new Christmas special, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong.The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The tour is directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward. Originally directed by Mark Bell with Nancy Zamit for Mischief Theatre; designer David Farley;costume designer Roberto Surace; lighting designer David Howe; sound design Jon Fiber for JollyGoodTunes; musical director and arranger Joey Hickman; associate musical director Barbara Hockaday; resident director Katie-Ann McDonough.Produced by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre presenting a Mischief Theatre Production.

Tickets are on sale now and range in price from £18.50 to £31.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee).

Storyhouse has a dynamic pricing policy on the majority of shows, ensuring the earlier you book your tickets, guarantees the best seats at the lowest price.




Tuesday 29 January 2019 – Saturday 2 February 2019


Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 2.30pm

Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Thursday 31 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Friday 1 February 2019 at 7.30pm

Saturday 2 February 2019 at 2.30pm

Saturday 2 February 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50 – £31.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Dynamic Pricing: Book early to guarantee cheapest and best seats


Online:            Visit

By Phone:       Call 01244 409 113

In person:       Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR




Twitter:           @StoryhouseLive


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