Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566
ABOUT Come From Away
Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical Come From Away is now playing at London’s Phoenix Theatre.
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
A New York Times Critics’ Pick, this joyous new musical recounts the incredible true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but as uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley, Come From Away is a heart-warming smash-hit musical not to be missed..
Come From Away is booking until 23 May 2020 at the Phoenix Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Based on the inspiring true story of when an isolated community in Gander, Newfoundland came together to play host to to the world.
What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander’s air strip on September 11, 2001.
Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travellers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.
WHO’S IN IT? COME FROM AWAY CAST
The cast features Rachel Tucker (Wicked, Sting’s The Last Ship), Jenna Boyd (The Wind in the Willows), Nathanael Campbell (Sunny Afternoon UK tour), Clive Carter (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Mary Doherty (Avenue Q), Robert Hands (Spamalot, Chicago), Helen Hobson (Mamma Mia!, Blood Brothers), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Disney’s The Lion King, EastEnders), Harry Morrison (Half a Sixpence, Crazy For You), Emma Salvo (The Toxic Avenger), David Shannon ( Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) and Cat Simmons (Tv series The Bill, Simply Heavenly).
Music, Book and Lyrics David Hein and Irene Sankoff. Directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Kelly Devine, set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony-Leslie James, sound design by Gareth Owen and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.
★★★★★ “a gently miraculous masterpiece” TimeOut
★★★★★ “it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace” The Times
★★★★★ “a foot-stomping, heart-warming TRIUMPH” Daily Express
★★★★ “Touching tale of kindness in face of terror” Evening Standard
“determinedly inspirational” Independent
“the most relentlessly cheerful and ecstatically wholesome feel-good show I’ve ever seen” Daily Mail