The Comeback

The Comeback

Show type: Theatre

This debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, and directed by Emily Burns, 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 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 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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The Comeback with Ben Ashenden and Alexander Owen

No sooner has The Comeback hit the West End stage than it will be forced to close, as London goes into Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from Wednesday.
14/12/2020

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