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Criterion Theatre

Criterion Theatre Piccadilly, London W1J 9HT, England
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Theater Show in London
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Criterion Theatre Piccadilly, London W1J 9HT, England
St. James's
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"bank robbery"
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"peter pan"
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"restricted view"
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"upper circle"
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"laugh out loud"
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"west end"
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"second half"
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful little theatre, loved our seats D11 / D12 and a great central view. We got a sunday night discount booking the stalls for only £25 each - promo on criterions website. We also left our suitcase in the cloakroom for £1 which was convenient....More

Thank Isabel A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had booked two shows for our 5 day visit. The other show was a long running and well known one, however this one 'stole' the enjoyment gold cup! Very inventive, imaginative and hilarious. A real belly-laugh production and highly recommended. Anyone leaving this a...More

Thank Gail J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Set next to Eros Statue and in the heart of Piccadilly Circus whilst only a short walk from Chinatown, this is a great little theatre. The show we saw was The Comedy about a Bank Robbery - thoroughly recommend - it's really funny. This was...More

Thank IanJulie2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the play that goes wrong last year and absolutely loved it. We were very much looking forward to seeing this production, but unfortunately it was not up to scratch. At TPTGW we started laughing as soon as we entered the theatre and didn’t...More

Thank HHackers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery: 9% genius (that vertical scene in the second half! & very creative use of props & sound-effects!) 11% laugh out loud funny 55% pure slapstick silliness & perfect comic timing 10% cool 50s songs sung by the talented cast...More

Thank L1OR85
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently watched, 'A Comedy about a Bank Robbery' at The Criterion Theatre. What an absolute riot! Hilarious from approx 10 seconds into the first act. The actors were superb, and so physically fit to do the show! Excellent writing, perfect comic timing and the sets...More

1  Thank Jo D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very old fashioned, small London theatre. The play, The bank Robbery then went Wrong, , started off very slowly and not clear what it was all about. However, it became clearer as more characters were introduced and the middle act was hilarious. It was...More

1  Thank ann p
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great show, staff were fantastic. Lovely old theatre , small yet perfectly formed. Play was about a bank robbery that went wrong, it was hilarious.

Thank Wendy I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely theater, underground and ornate. Not too high or steep with good leg room. It is a clever script, well performed with good physical comedy touches. I liked the quirky jokes, seagulls mustaches and the cars. You have to be in the right mood for...More

Thank OddsFamily
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in January 2018. This is a lovely looking theatre in a handy location, close to Piccadilly Circus underground. The theatre seating and stage is actually underground, which made it incredibly hot, and there appeared to be no air conditioning which made the experience...More

Thank HobbitTraveller7
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Kerri F
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Response from par14 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ring the theatre. They are very helpful and honest about the views from seats.
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Kiran M
17 March 2017|
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Response from Jorge M | Reviewed this property |
Do you love musicals, plays and comedies? If you do then Piccadilly is the right place to stay. It is also a great place to shop. The National Gallery is 5 minutes away; Big Ben is 15 minutes away. Use the subway to get... More
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