When up-and-coming comedians Ben and Alex are booked to open for an older double act’s comeback tour, neither pair are pleased to walk out to a half empty audience in a boring seaside town. But then word gets around that a Hollywood director is attending, and the battle for relevance begins. With mayhem mounting both onstage and off as the comedic quartet jockey for a big break, The Comeback is a silly and joyful new farce about friendship in the face of ambition.
The Comeback is the debut play from Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, best known for their work on BBC Radio 4’s The Pin. They also star as up-and-coming comedians Ben and Alex in the show. Emily Burns directs, with set and costume design by Rosanna Vize, lighting by Prema Mehta and sound and music by Giles Thomas.
If physical comedy and witty wordplay in the tradition of Noises Off wasn’t enough, audiences can also expect a celebrity guest at each performance.
Full of old school charm and feel-good giggles, The Comeback at the Noel Coward Theatre begins a socially distanced season on 8 December 2020.
Important informationPlaying at: Noel Coward Theatre, St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Performance dates: 02 Jan 2021 - 03 Jan 2021
Running time: 85 minutes
Age recommendation: Recommended 7+. Please note the production features minor adult language.
Special notice: If you enjoyed Noises Off and The Play That Goes Wrong you’ll find a similar style of comedy in this brand new play. With shades of Morecambe and Wise mixed with a modern tone, The Comeback tickets are also perfect for anyone who just wants a good laugh.