Come From Away
Phoenix Theatre, London
Come From Away - Phoenix Theatre, London
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A horrifying day in history also led to stories of hope, which are portrayed on the stage of the Phoenix Theatre from 2019 as Broadway’s Come From Away makes its way to London’s West End.
The real life story, set in Newfoundland following the attacks of September 11th 2001, has provided a moving and compelling narrative across the Atlantic, leading not only to audiences appreciation but also a Tony Award and lasting praise. So it now journeys to London’s West End to repeat this success and provide London theatregoers with that same feeling of hope.
The nature of the attacks on 9/11 meant that flights across the United States were grounded, with those already airborne diverted away from their intended destinations. It misplaced a lot of airline passengers, including thousands that found themselves in Newfoundland, Canada. Come From Away looks at what happened next, exploring the reactions of the community to these new arrivals and the ways in which they eventually welcomed them, coming to their aide and providing a warm and caring surrounding.
The book and music for the show has been provided by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, with Christopher Ashley directing the West End production.
Together they provide an evening that tells this story alongside some musical numbers that include 38 Planes, Blankets And Bedding, Darkness And Trees, Costume Party, Stop The World and Something’s Missing, amongst many others. These songs and more are performed memorably by an onstage band.
Come From Away has enjoyed a long history prior to its West End arrival. It has been workshopped since 2012 and was originally staged in 2013 before its Broadway debut in 2017. That production led to numerous Tony Award-nominations and one win, with another Canada run emerging later. Earlier this year word first emerged of a West End run and that was eventually confirmed, with the show appearing in Dublin prior to its run at the Phoenix Theatre. Add to this list a planned run in Australia and you have the makings of a worldwide smash hit.
Come From Away, an unmissable new musical, plays at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End, with performances beginning on Wednesday 30th January 2019.
Show & Venue InformationPhoenix Theatre
110 Charing Cross Road
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Saturday, 23 May 2020
1hr 40min (no interval)