‘The Comeback’ to hold world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre
The original satire play stars a comedy duo, joined by a cameo performer each night.
UPDATE: Rehearsal images added 1 December.
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 is in the audience. As they battle for the limelight, the performance becomes a chaotic battle to make it to the end.
For each performance of The Comeback, a celebrity guest star will join the cast for a cameo role in the production. Details on celebrity guests are to be confirmed.
Speaking about their West End debut, Ashenden and Owen said: "After 8 years of lugging props between tiny venues, and 8 months of watching those props gather dust, we feel ridiculously excited and fortunate to be bringing a play to the West End… we hope to provide 90 minutes of silliness, escapism, and extremely well dusted props."
Photo credit: Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen (Photo by Oliver Ross Feast Creative)