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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:56:18 PM »
Just seen it.
Laughed a lot. And I mean A LOT!
http://www.thecomedyaboutabankrobbery.com

It's by the Mischief Theatre Company (who did The Play That Goes Wrong) and it's on tour now.

Apologies for the lack of cynicism, but just wanted to recommend it.

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Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 11:06:44 PM »
I loved their first TV special, which seemed impressively complex as well as hilarious, but the shine went off it with the following one (which featured David Suchet). It's probably much better on an actual stage obviously.

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 11:17:07 PM »
I loved their first TV special, which seemed impressively complex as well as hilarious, but the shine went off it with the following one (which featured David Suchet). It's probably much better on an actual stage obviously.

Pretty good description of this, to be honest.

The Suchet-narrated one was Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which I thought was great. They did another one after it, which wasn't anywhere near as good.
The former was adapted from the stage show, but the latter was done just for TV. Make of that what you will.

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Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 01:07:30 PM »
What are the heist elements of it like? Are there lots of exciting bits of abseiling down lift shafts and tunneling under vaults or is it not really about that?

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 02:25:56 PM »
It's incidental to the show really, but some aspects of the heist are incredibly well presented.

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 02:46:47 PM »
Best comedy about a bank robbery is Dog Day Afternoon. Flawless.

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 01:42:43 PM »
Yeah this was great!!!! Hilarious.

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 08:44:13 AM »
I enjoyed it but not as much as The Play That Goes Wrong. That original show is so intricate, clever and well made that it would be hard to match and I don't quite think they managed it

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 09:22:12 AM »
I enjoyed it but not as much as The Play That Goes Wrong. That original show is so intricate, clever and well made that it would be hard to match and I don't quite think they managed it

I actually thought it was better than TPTGW (which I thought was excellent), but the two aren't directly comparable anyway.
You're supposed to be laughing at the ineptitude of TPTGW, but you're supposed to laugh at TCAABR because of the jokes.

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Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019, 10:06:58 AM »

Re: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2019, 10:20:48 AM »
They’ve got a TV series: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/goes-wrong

I'm not sure what to make of that, given that I think the only thing they've done specifically for TV before didn't really work. If it's another stage adaptation, then great!

Incidentally I'm going to watch The Comedy About A Bank Robbery again this afternoon. It's on in Cambridge and there's a spare ticket - so why the hell not!?