The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has been chosen by BBC Radio 2 for its annual theatre fundraiser in aid of BBC Children in Need.
The gala performance on Thursday 27th October at the Criterion Theatre will be attended by Radio 2 presenters and Pudsey Bear himself. Funds raised from the sale of tickets and bucket collections will go to BBC Children in Need to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in communities across the UK.
Top price VIP tickets include an invitation to a pre-theatre drinks reception at Le Meridien Hotel in London’s Piccadilly, hosted by Radio 2 presenters.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery , the creation of the acclaimed Mischief Theatre, opened in March 2016 to rave 5 star reviews and is currently on sale until April 2017. This Christmas Mischief Theatre has three shows running concurrently in the West End – The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which returns to the Apollo Theatre following a sell-out run last year. A specially written television adaptation of Peter Pan Goes Wrong will be broadcast by BBC1 over the Christmas period.
Mischief Theatre is a comedy theatre company based in London, first formed in 2008 by a group of graduates and students of The London Academy of Music & Art. Since forming, the company has created and presented a number of productions across the UK and in Europe including The Play That Goes Wrong (Oliver Award for Best New Comedy, WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy and Broadway World Theatre Award for Best Play) and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Olivier Award Nominee for Best New Comedy 2016). The company is led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer.
In addition to its work in the UK, The Play That Goes Wrong has toured internationally visiting the Holder’s Season Festival in Barbados, Madinat Theatre in Dubai and the Abu Dhabi Theatre, in its original English language. There are also productions being performed in translation, including ‘Les Faux British’ at Théâtre Saint-George, Paris, which won a prestigious Molière for Best New Comedy; in Greece at the Peroke Theatre; Bulgaria, under the title ‘Unfortunate whodunnit’ at the Satira Theatre; Budapest under the title ‘Ma Este Megabukunk’ at Centrál Színaház and most recently in Tokyo at the Haiyuza Theater. There have also been award-winning adaptations in Turkey, Hungary and Poland. With further productions planned for Berlin and Australia later this year, the company is causing mischief around the globe.
Tickets for the Children in Need Gala performance are available here: