About The Comeback

The Comeback, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noël Coward Theatre this July. 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 BurnsThe 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.

Performance schedule

Tuesday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 2.30pm

Ticket Information

Tickets from: £15.00*

Please check individual performances for price availability.

Show Running Time

85 minutes

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Some Things You Need to Know

Age recommendation: 7+

Please note: the production features minor adult language.

What the critics say...

"I had a knot in my stomach from laughing so much"

The Times

"A bulletproof nugget of comic theatre"

The Guardian

"Will simply make you laugh your socks off"

Evening Standard

Theatre Information

Noël Coward Theatre

Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

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