It has been announced that Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen’s new comedy will come to the Noel Coward Theatre for a limited three week run from the 7th July.

(c)Marc Brenner

It has been confirmed that the debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen will play at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 7th to the 25th July.

Directed by Emily Burns, The Comeback tells the story of two double acts fighting to wrest control of the most chaotic, farcical and high-stakes gig of their respective careers.

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.

At each performance Ashenden and Owen will be joined on stage by a surprise celebrity guest star playing a cameo role in the production. 

The creative team for the production includes: set and costume design by Rosanna Vize, lighting design by Prema Mehta and sound design by Giles Thomas.

Tickets for The Comeback at the Noel Coward Theatre will go on sale on the 30th April.