West End musical Come From Away is celebrating its 1000th performance in London tonight, 28 November 2022.
The international hit musical opened at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End on 18 February 2019.
In July the show announced that it will close in London on 7 January 2023 – having played 1,048 performances.
Winner of Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards, Come From Away is written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and tells the true story of 38 planes that were ordered to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on Sept. 11, 2001, following the World Trade Center attack. The musical follows several passengers from the planes as they are housed by residents of Gander, and develop long lasting friendships in the shadow of a tragedy.
The West End cast features Alice Fearn, Tarinn Calender, Alasdair Harvey, Kate Graham, Chiara Baronti, Jenna Boyd, Ricardo Castro, Mark Dugdale, James Doherty, Mary Doherty, Stuart Hickey, Harry Morrison, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Emma Salvo, Cat Simmons, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark.