Wednesday, September 28

Tag: Ben Ashenden

The Comeback – Noel Coward Theatre
London

The Comeback – Noel Coward Theatre

Is it a play? Is it a series of sketches? Is it stand-up comedy?  The answer in the case of Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen's new play now resumed at the Noel Coward Theatre following the Covid interruption is…. Yes…. to all of them. The storyline which runs through the piece is of two aspiring comics, Ben and Alex, starting out as the warmup tour for an ageing well known duo, Sid and Jimmy, who are trying to re-establish their former glory in a production in the mythical town of Diddington.  Both comic pairs are played by Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen who have established their name as comics on the BBC radio series The PIn.  Their debut play demonstrates them as accomplished live performers.  They set up an immediate rapport with the audience, many of whom appeared to ...