Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, COME FROME AWAY is a heart-warming show now playing at London’s Phoenix Theatre.
On September 11, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.
A New York Times Critics’ Pick, this joyous musical recounts the incredible true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and a small Canadian town 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 FROME AWAY is a life-affirming smash-hit musical not to be missed.
Come From Away is booking from 31 August 2020 until 13 February 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre, London.
What’s the Story?
Based on the inspiring true story, COME FROME AWAY is the story of an isolated community in Gander, Newfoundland coming together to play host 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 Alice Fearn (Wicked), Tarinn Calender (Hamilton), 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.
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
Important NotesRunning Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Theatre InformationPhoenix Theatre
Address: Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176
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