West End favourite Rachel Tucker is currently leaving audiences in tears as she stars in the Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away in London’s West End. Amongst other characters (each member of the small cast plays several different parts), Tucker plays Beverley Bass, the first female American Airlines pilot whose plane was forced to land in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. It landed in Gander, a tiny town in Newfoundland, Canada, which was forced to deal with 7,000 stranded passengers and crew. Lucky for them, they probably couldn’t have landed in a better place.
Come From Away lost out in the Tony race for most of the seven awards it was nominated for to Dear Evan Hansen, apart from Christopher Ashley who won the award for Best Director of a Musical. Both shows are coincidentally transferring to the West End this year in replica versions of their original Broadway productions, along with Waitress and On Your Feet. But Come From Away is in a category... Read more