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The Comeback Description

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

THE TIMES

The Comeback, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noel 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"

THE GUARDIAN

“Will simply make you laugh your socks off”

EVENING STANDARD

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

THE TIMES

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The Comeback performance dates & times

You can book from
15-Dec-2020
to
03-Jan-2021
Mon -
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30
Fri 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 19:30

The Comeback - Event Information

  • Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes (no interval)

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