Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen’s comedy The Comeback is set to return to the Noël Coward Theatre in the West End for a limited three-week season this July. The show will play from 7 to 25 July.
Over 1,000 tickets will be available at £25 or under for the show, which is a hilarious and heart-warming comedy that depicts the backstage tussle of two rival comedy duos in a dizzying contemporary farce.
After receiving critical acclaim and five-star reviews, the show has previously featured surprise cameos including Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley, Graham Norton and Danny Dyer, with more surprise guests set to feature at every performance.
The production will take place under social distancing guidelines.
The Comeback is the debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ashenden and Owen. Its mix of hilarity, emotional heart and irresistible charm offers the perfect escapism for audiences of all ages. The show is directed by Emily Burns.
Up-and-coming comics Alex and Ben have been booked in the warm-up spot for a beloved but fading double act’s comeback tour. Neither duo is 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.
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