"I had a knot in my stomach from laughing so much"
THE COMEBACK, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noël Coward Theatre this December. This debut play from The Pin's award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen - 'destined to become one of the great comedy duos' (Radio Times) - tells the story of two double acts fighting to wrestle control of the most chaotic, farcical and high-stakes gig of their respective careers. Directed by Emily Burns, THE COMEBACK will have audiences doubled over laughing and wiping a tear away at the end with its heart-warming exploration of bittersweet nostalgia and the enduring power of friendship. This show is a much needed dose of feel-good, dizzying escapism with real emotional heart, and a celebrity guest each night to boot.
Up-and-coming comics Ben and Alex have been booked in the warm-up spot for a beloved but fading double act's comeback tour. Neither duo are delighted to be playing to a sparse crowd in a sleepy, seaside town, but when it's revealed that a Hollywood director is in the audience, both acts glimpse a final chance for their big break. Cue sabotage, mistaken identity and full on farcical mayhem, as the performance descends into a desperate battle for the limelight.
With the action alternating between offstage and on, and the tone between Noises Off and Morecambe and Wise's old-school charm, this is a warm-hearted, joyful, and dazzlingly funny new comedy.
"A bulletproof nugget of comic theatre"
"Will simply make you laugh your socks off"
The Comeback Performance Times
Please note: As an advisory to adults who might bring young people. All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Tuesday - Sunday: 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2.30pm
Show Running Time
The running time of THE COMEBACK is 85 minutes.
Auditorium and Bar Opening Times
Opening times for the bars and auditorium will be confirmed soon. Please check back regularly for an update.
Christmas & New Year Schedule 2020/2021
Tue 22nd Dec 2020: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Wed 23rd Dec 2020: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thur 24th Dec 2020: 2.30pm
Fri 25th Dec 2020: No Performances
Sat 26th Dec 2020: No Performances
Sun 27th Dec 2020: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tue 29th Dec 2020: 7.30pm
Wed 30th Dec 2020: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thur 31st Dec 2020: 2.30pm
Fri 1st Jan 2021: No Performances
Sat 2nd Jan 2021: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sun 3rd Jan 2021: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Comeback Ticket Prices
Please check individual performances for price availability.Book Tickets
No booking fees.
Prices include a £1.25 theatre restoration levy which contributes to the on-going refurbishment of our eight theatres. For more information click here.
All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Book early to ensure the best seats at the best prices.
The Comeback at Noël Coward Theatre
Please note: Hot food is not permitted in the venue and any food consumed in the auditorium must have been purchased at the theatre.
Our theatres sell products which may contain allergens. Allergen information is available upon request from all bars or other staff selling refreshments around the venue.