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The Comeback Tickets

Noel Coward Theatre, London
The Comeback
Noel Coward Theatre, London
West End debut for comedy duo 'The Pin'
Our Review 3 / 5

Performances of The Comeback are suspended at the Noel Coward Theatre from 16 December, as a result of London in "tier three." For more information, read here.

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 |
15th December 2020
Available until |
3rd January 2021
Closes |
15th December 2020
Run time |
1 hour 25 minutes (no interval)
Categories |
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

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Comeback


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... Read more

Latest The Comeback News & Features

Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo by Marc Brenner)
‘The Comeback’ begins performances at the Noel Coward Theatre
Tuesday, 08 December, 2020, 10:25
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,...
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
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...
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