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Extensions for Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Five Guys Named Moe and Mamma Mia!

Saturday, 18th Nov 2017

Five Guys Named Moe - Marble Arch Theatre

This week we turn our attentions to three shows that have announced booking extensions at their London homes – the Criterion Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, the Marble Arch Theatre’s Five Guys Named Moe and the Novello Theatre’s Mamma Mia!

The former two productions on the list are recent additions to the capital, performing at their respective homes since May 2016 and September 2017. Meanwhile, Mamma Mia! is one of the more famous musicals in the capital and has had a home in the West End since 1999.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is one of many West End success stories for Mischief Theatre, the company responsible for The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and this Christmas’s Mischief Movie Night, the latter of which opens at the Arts Theatre in December. The latest extensions further cement the Mischief Theatre’s current domination of the West End comedy scene.

The production is now booking at its West End home of the Criterion Theatre for performances up to Sunday 4th November 2018.

Five Guys Named Moe, meanwhile, is directed by Clarke Peters and follows the down-on-his-luck character of Nomax and the people all named Moe that seek to help him. The musical production celebrates the jazz scenes of the mid-20th century and has proven popular at the makeshift Marble Arch Theatre.

The venue is custom-designed for the show and transports audiences to the era. It is located right next to the London landmark from which it takes its name.
Five Guys Named Moe is now booking at the Marble Arch Theatre for performances up to Saturday 24th March 2018.

Finally, the last show on this list is a production that has extended countless times before, so it will come as no surprise to its legions of fans. However, Mamma Mia’s latest booking extension brings it ever closer to its 20th Anniversary, which it celebrates in 2019, and it show that the production still retains its appeal this far into its run,

The ABBA musical, which tells an original story with performances of the Scandinavian pop group’s famous songs, originally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1999 and spent many years at the Prince of Wales Theatre before transferring to its current home of the Novello Theatre.

It is at the latter venue that the show extends, so audiences can now choose dates up to Saturday 20th October 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.