Rachel Tucker will return to London’s West End in the UK premiere of Come From Away which opens at the Phoenix Theatre in January 2019.
Best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked, a role she played longer than any other actress, Tucker first rose to fame in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC show I’d Do Anything. Tucker has since gone on to perform in numerous musicals and plays including We Will Rock You (Dominion), Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory) and a leading role alongside Michael Esper and Jimmy Nail in Sting’s musical The Last Ship (Broadway).
Come From Away recounts the remarkable true story true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them into their homes and hearts.
The cast will also include 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).
The production will have a pre-West End run from 6 December 2018 until 19 January 2019 at Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Come From Away is 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.
Earning widespread critical and audience acclaim, the Tony Award-winning musical continues its run on Broadway, and in Canada, with a major North American tour and an Australian production confirmed.
Come From Away is booking from 30 January 2019 until 25 May 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre, London.