About the showMulti-award-winning new musical Come From Away transfers to London’s West End, following huge critical success on Broadway. Created by husband and wife duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the emotional musical plays at the Phoenix Theatre, following the remarkable, true story of the 7,000 stranded passengers on the night of 9/11.
Set to play a preliminary run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the show arrives in London after receiving acclaim from audiences and critics alike. A breath-taking musical, Come From Away delves into the heart of the community of small town Newfoundland, who welcomed 7,000 stranded passengers with open arms.
Taking place on the fateful night of 9/11, strangers are forced to spend time together, forging friendships and creating relationships that provoke culture clashes and tension that ultimately form lifelong friendships. As music soars into the night, gratitude grows into a binding love for each other.
With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the musical features uplifting tunes such as “Welcome to the Rock”, “Me and the Sky”, “Something’s Missing” and many more. Directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley (Memphis, Xanadu), the production features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Gareth Owen.
A talented cast includes Alice Fearn (Wicked), Tarinn Callender (Hamilton), James Doherty (London Road), Kate Graham (Mamma Mia), Alasdair Harvey (Mamma Mia), Jenna Boyd (The Wind in the Willows), Mary Doherty (Avenue Q), Mark Dugdale (Jersey Boys), Jonathan Andrew Hume (The Lion King), Harry Morrison (Half A Sixpence), Emma Salvo (The Toxic Avenger) and Cat Simmons (The Lady in the Van).
Further casting features Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Micha Richardson, Matthew Whennel-Clark, Chiara Baronti, Alexander McMorran and Jennifer Tierney.
Winning several Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical, Come From Away has received fans from across the globe, making its transfer to London highly anticipated. A thrilling, emotional and ultimately uplifting musical, the show discovers how friendships can be forged in light of an incredibly dark event. Come From Away opened at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January 2019, with a press night on 18 February 2019.
Who Should See It?Those who love new musicals and those who want to see the show on Broadway now have a chance to see it in London’s West End! Theatre fans should definitely see this emotive production.
Come From Away is recommended 10+.