The West End production of Come From Away: The Concert has been cancelled, it has been confirmed.
Producers cited ongoing government restrictions and the recent announcement by the theatre owner ATG, which has suspended all performances at its venues until 3 April 2021.
The concert version of Come From Away was scheduled to play from 10-27 February 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre featuring socially distanced cast, crew and audience members.
Casting for the production had been announced which was due to star: Jenna Boyd, Tarinn Callender, James Doherty, Mary Doherty, Mark Dugdale, Alice Fearn, Kate Graham, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo and Cat Simmons.
It was also announced the full West End production of Come From Away would remain on hiatus until the Summer resuming performances from 18 June 2021. The show has extended its run at the venue and is now booking at the Phoenix Theatre until 18 December 2021.
All ticket holders for the concert production and those with tickets for affected dates for the full production will be contacted by their point of sale to arrange alternative dates for the full production.
The Tony and Olivier award winning musical recounts the true story of how residents of a small Canadian town welcomed 7,000 stranded air-passengers following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and subsequent closure of US airspace.
The show features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Christopher Ashley.
In brighter news, after 311 nights in the dark the international production of Come From Away resumed performances at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne Australia on 19 January 2021. The show is the first musical to resume performances in Melbourne and will soon be followed by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in February and Moulin Rouge! in August.