About The Comeback

"I had a knot in my stomach from laughing so much"

THE TIMES

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.

 "A bulletproof nugget of comic theatre"

THE GUARDIAN

“Will simply make you laugh your socks off”

EVENING STANDARD

Performance dates & times

You can book from 20-Oct-2020 to 03-Jan-2021.

Mon
  • -
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Noel Coward Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

85-88 St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4AU
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible