The Crossword Centre Clue-Writing Competition

CCCWC February competition voters’ comments
Clue no. 43: Restoration comedy on at National Theatre after terrible bedroom farce closes (9)

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A clue to ATONEMENT.
3 comments refer to this clue (from 2 competitors, 1 other)

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Comments on the clue
1.On the borders of soundness!
2.I don't think "restoration" is quite right as a definition. The rest is good.
3.Ingenious, but not sure "restoration" means the same as "atonement"