The Comeback Tickets

Noel Coward Theatre, London
The Comeback
Noel Coward Theatre, London
West End debut for comedy duo 'The Pin'

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.


Opening date |
8th December 2020
Booking from |
8th December 2020
Available until |
3rd January 2021
Closes |
3rd January 2021
Run time |
1 hour 25 minutes (no interval)
Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen
Cast list:
Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen

Noel Coward Theatre Venue Information

Noel Coward Theatre, 85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

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Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo by Oliver Ross Feast Creative)
‘The Comeback’ to hold world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre
Thursday, 15 October, 2020, 10:23
A brand new comedy play, aptly named The Comeback, will receive its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre this Christmas. The Comeback marks the return of Sonia Friedman Productions to the West End, with performances from 8 December - 3 Jan. 2021. The Comeback is the debut play by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, a duo best known as The Pin. Their play follows them as they’re booked as a warm-up act for a comedy show, trying to be spotted by a Hollywood director who...
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