Criminals (Cambriolage/Infractorii)

Author: Ana-Maria Bamberger

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 the story of a regular guy, his unexpected and unwilling ally and their desperate strategy to escape the worst.



75 min

1M,1F or 2M



Paris, Théâtre Le Guichet Montparnasse 2019 (French Production)

Paris Fringe 2018 (English Production)

London, The Monkey House (The Emrys John Studio), Camden Fringe 2018 (English Production)

Canada, Montreal & Toronto 2018 (Tour - Romanian Production)

Romanian Playwrights Theatre, Bucharest 2018



(FringeReview UK 2018)

"For me, that’s the power of this production. Ana-Maria Bamberger’s writing makes us question the assumptions that we constantly make about what constitutes crime, and guilt."
(FringeReview UK 2018)

"I’ve probably made it sound rather political or philosophical, but ‘Criminals!’ is a comedy, with a lot of very funny lines..."
(FringeReview UK 2018)

"‘Criminals!’ is very much a play of its time."
(FringeReview UK 2018)


"There was sustained applause from the enthusiastic audience on the night I saw ‘Criminals!’, and as I write this two days later I’m still pondering the issues the production raised.
Still caring about Victoria and Chuck, too. Isn’t that the mark of good theatre?"
(FringeReview UK 2018)"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."