The play:
What would YOU do if...
Your business went up in flames
Your insurance didn't pay
Your bank didn't give you a credit
Your wife told you she's expecting again?

Criminals is about a regular guy, his unexpected and unwilling ally and their desperate strategy to escape the worst.



75 min

1M,1F or 2M




Production history:

CRIMINALS had its acclaimed stage premiere at the Romanian Playwrights Theatre on January 21, 2018 starring Ada Navrot and Dan Tudor (who also directed). A sell-out success with both audiences and press, the show was presented on tour in Canada (Montreal & Toronto) to sold-out theatres in April 2018.

Coming up:

English Production - a coproduction of Magus Theatre Productions & Off Potters Demons Paris, starring Louise Denyer & Armen Gregorian and directed by Anton Bonnici - Premiere in London at The Monkey House, Camden Aug. 8-11. 2018

French Production - a coproduction of Magus Theatre Productions and Paris sur Scène,starring Cahterine Mahieu & Arthur Berne, at the Théâtre Le Guichet Montparnasse in Paris, January 4 -March 23, 2019



"Brilliant dialogues and a thriller-like action... dynamic, conquering, and extremely funny“ (Radio Theatre Magazine)

„Memorable lines... lots of paradoxical situations, excellently constructed by the playwright... constantly stirring up the fun and the good mood of the audience“ (Chirping Birds Cultural Magazine)

„A spectacular comedy with two wonderful „criminals“ - totally worth their cash!“


Radio Theatre Magazine (Razvana Nita):
"A text with paradoxical, brilliant dialogues and a thriller-like action for two great actors – the engaging Ada Navrot and Dan Tudor, who is also the director of this dynamic, conquering, and extremely funny show!“

"Starting from the inspiring formula 'ordinary people in extraordinary situations', Ana-Maria Bamberger constructs a succession of slightly absurd comical situations full of charm and flair. The success with the audience is guaranteed“

"CRIMINALS is an honest, energizing and nourishing play for all those who have a craving for theater, a love for actors and enjoy a good joke."


Chirping Birds Cultural Magazine - Theatre (Dinu Grigorescu):
„This comedy works through a multitude of memorable lines, and also through lots paradoxical situations, excellently constructed by the playwright and the director, constantly stirring up the fun and the good mood of the audience.“

„Unlike many other shows and comedies through which the audience sits in sphinx-like silence, here we hear exactly what every comedy author hopes for: the loud laughter and applause of the audience, the most eloquent proof of success."



National Comedy Festival Bucharest - FestCo Award for COMEDY