About the show
Please note that this is a socially distanced, COVID-19 secure production. Important information about your booking and visit can be found below.
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.
Recommended forIf 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.
Important information about your The Comeback play bookingIf you have booked for The Comeback at the Noel Coward Theatre, please note that you will be required to confirm that no members or your party have COVID-19 symptoms. You will receive an eticket, sent to you by the venue before your scheduled performance.
Once in the venue you will be required to wear a face covering. Hand sanitation, temperature testing and track and trace will be in place and staff will be conducting regular deep-cleans of the theatre.
Please note that social distancing will be in place at this venue. In rare cases this may necessitate you being contacted in order to amend your seat details in line with social distancing requirements.
Tier 2 Restrictions: London is currently under Tier 2 - High Level COVID restrictions. By continuing with your booking you agree that the seats you are purchasing will enable only members of your household or support bubble to sit together.
Age Recommendations: TBC