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The Comeback

7 to 25 Jul 2021

Noël Coward Theatre

Tells the story of two double acts fighting to wrestle control of the most chaotic, farcical and high-stakes gig of their respective careers.
The Comeback at the Noël Coward Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


THE COMEBACK, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noël 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.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 7+


Warning: this show contains minor adult language.

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 7 July 2021

Closes:Sunday 25 July 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Running time: 1 hr 25 mins

Tickets


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Cast


Ben Ashenden

Alex Owen


Creatives


Author: Ben Ashenden, Alex Owen
Director: Emily Burns
Production: Sonia Friedman Productions

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