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The Comeback
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The Comeback Tickets

7 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021

The Comeback Information

The Comeback, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noel Coward Theatre when it returns in July 2021. 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.


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Opening date

July 7th, 2021

Closing date

July 25th, 2021


Noël Coward Theatre


Comedy duo The Pin bring laughter back to the West End, with special guest stars

Cast and creative

By: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen
Cast list: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen

Our review

Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in 'The Comeback.' (Photo by Marc Brenner)

The Comeback? More like The Shutdown, if Tuesday night's performance this week was any gauge, given that London theatreland went dark yet again as of the next morning. That decision was in accordance with tier 3 restrictions prohibiting people from gathering in playhouses, even though the "sold out" sign in front of the Noel Coward Theatre was met, upon entry into the auditorium, with plenty of deliberately empty seats in accordance with COVID-era protocol pertaining to social distancing and the...

Latest The Comeback News & Features

Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo courtesy of The Comeback)

The Comeback lives up to its name, as it returns to the West End this summer. Performances will resume at the Noël Coward Theatre from 7 - 25 July, where it originally premiered in December 2020. The Comeback tickets are on sale now.The Comeback marks the debut play from British comedy duo Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, collectively known as The Pin. In their play, they star as the warm-up spot for a rival act, trying to get noticed by a Hollywood director. Each night, the cast are joined by a...

Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo by Marc Brenner)

The first performance of The Comeback will take place at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight. Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen will both make their West End debuts in the production, with performances from 8 December - 3 Jan. 2021.The Comeback tickets are on sale now.The comedy play marks the debut play from The Pin, a British duo who have been likened to Morecambe and Wise. The Comeback follows Alex and Ben as they perform in the warm-up spot for a rival act. At first, they're not pleased to be...

Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo by Oliver Ross Feast Creative)

UPDATE: On 14 December, it was announced performances of The Comeback will be suspended from 16 December. In a statement, producer Sonia Friedman said: "Following the devastating announcement that London will be entering Tier 3 on Wednesday 16th Dec, THE COMEBACK performances from Wednesday 16th Dec onwards have been postponed. Having installed extensive safety measures at the theatre, for the last week of previews we have been welcoming delighted audiences to the Noel Coward Theatre to enjoy...

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