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The Comeback – See exclusive production images!

Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner We're excited to announce exclusive production images for The Comeback. Described as hilarious and heart-warming by critics and audiences alike, The Comeback was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show weaves the story of an almighty backstage battle between two rival comedy duos, and the result is a dazzlingly exciting contemporary farce that's guaranteed to delight.

A new comedy by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, this show inspired a hit Radio 4 programme and Audible show, and generated a massive following on Twitter during lockdown thanks to a series of laugh-out-loud parodies on Zoom. Now you can see it on stage for yourself, along with a surprise guest star every night. Prepare for some side-splitting fun!

The People Behind The Comeback?

The show is directed by Emily Burns, starring comedy duo Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, also known as The Pin. Sonia Friedman Productions and Tulchin Bartner Productions are the producers, in association with Playing Field, Eilene Davidson Productions, Rupert Gavin/Mallory Factor, and David Mirvish.

  • Emily Burns is the Resident Director at the National Theatre. She has directed numerous hit stage shows including Travesty for Fight in the Dog, Nesting (The Watermill), The Other Side of the Sea, Esio Trot, The Book of Dust, and Timon of Athens.
  • Comedy duo The Pin has won nominations at the Writers Guild Awards and Radio Academy Awards. They won the BBC Radio Award for Best Comedy. They're responsible for a BBC3 animated series called 'Oi, Leonardo!' and have written for the hit TV comedy Famalam. Their spoof Zoom videos revealed the madness of lockdown life. They'll soon star in the latest Jurassic Park movie, enjoying specially-created roles.
  • Sonia Friedman is a legendary West End and Broadway theatre producer. In 2017 she was awarded Producer of the Year for the third year running, the first to win three times. Sonia Friedman Productions is responsible for a host of brilliant hits including Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Leopoldstadt at the Harold Pinter Theatre, The Book of Mormon's 2019-2020 UK and European tour, and Fiddler on the Roof at The Playhouse Theatre.
  • Tulchin Bartner Productions is a respected US producer responsible for top selling Broadway shows like Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Ferryman, Shuffle Along, The Crucible and many more.
  • Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner
  • Ben Ashenden in The Comeback - Credit Marc Brenner

Buy The Comeback Tickets

The Comeback opened on 8th December 2020 and must close on 3rd January 2021. Book your The Comeback tickets online and choose great seats using our Noel Coward Theatre seating plan. We'll send your E-tickets by email, so you can present them on the day of the performance.

About the Noel Coward Theatre

This is the first Sonia Friedman production since lockdown, and it takes place at the Noel Coward Theatre under strict Covid-secure protocols. Past shows at the Noel Coward Theatre include Dear Evan Hansen - the winner of three Olivier awards including Best New Musical - plus Half a Sixpence, All About Eve, and The Night of the Iguana.