Come From Away
Come From Away
Come From Away
Come From Away
Come From Away

Come From Away Tickets

Phoenix Theatre, London
Come From Away
Phoenix Theatre, London
Feel-good musical showcasing kindness and compassion
Our Review 5 / 5

Come from Away, the Broadway musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is based on the events in the week following the 9/11 attacks on America, when 38 planes were ordered to land in the small Canadian town of Gander. This true story tells the tale of the town who kept 7,000 stranded visitors housed and fed following the biggest tragedy the US had seen. 

The musical began previews in London at the Phoenix Theatre on 30th January 2019, and tickets for the West End premiere of Come From Away are on sale now.

Come From Away saw Sankoff and Hein modestly set out to write a musical they wanted high school kids to perform, rather than aspiring for a Broadway musical. The pair travelled to the Newfoundland town on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and learnt of the kindness of its residents. They felt like these stories had to be told and wrote a positive, upbeat musical to celebrate the residents.

The musical opened on Broadway, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, in 2017 following runs in Seattle, Washington DC and Toronto. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score of a Musical, and winning for Best Direction of a Musical and received critical acclaim, with the New York Times’ Ben Brantley calling it a ‘big bearhug of a musical’.

On the back of the success of the musical, Sankoff and Hein are writing a film adaptation of the show, set to be produced by Mark Gordon and directed by Christopher Ashley.

The show transferred to London’s Phoenix Theatre in early 2019, following a short run in Dublin at the end of 2018. 

The original London cast of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre featured Rachel Tucker as, among other characters, airline pilot Beverley Bass. She was joined by David Shannon, Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, and Cat Simmons. 

Tickets for Come From Away in the West End are on sale now. 

Previews from |
30th January 2019
Opening date |
18th February 2019
Booking from |
17th February 2020
Available until |
23rd May 2020
Run time |
1 hour 40 minutes
Categories |
Recommended for ages 10+
Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Christopher Ashley
Songs by:
Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Howell Binkley
Gareth Owen
Beowulf Boritt
Toni-Leslie James
Cast list:
Alice Fearn, Tarinn Callender, Mark Dugdale, Alasdair Harvey, Kate Graham, James Doherty, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Micha Richardson, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Jenna Boyd, Mary Doherty, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, Cat Simmons, Chiara Baronti, Alexander McMorran and Jennifer Tierney.

Phoenix Theatre Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Customer reviews

Our Review of Come From Away


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 of its own: a genuinely original musical, based on real-life events that took place in... Read more

Latest Come From Away News & Features

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New casting for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
Friday, 10 January, 2020, 12:32
Soon to enter its second year in the West End, new casting has been announced for Come From Away. The new cast will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre from 10th February, with a current booking period to 23rd May. The new cast of Come From Away The role of Beverly/Annette and others will be played by Alice Fearn, who takes over the role from Rachel Tucker. Fearn’s West End credits include Elphaba in Wicked, as well as Les Miserables, Shrek the Musical, Into the...
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Come From Away extends booking period at the Phoenix Theatre to May 2020
Friday, 18 October, 2019, 10:45
Come From Away will play at the Phoenix Theatre for an extended booking period to 23rd May 2020, it has been announced. With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein after visiting Gander, Come From Awayexplores how 7,000 air passengers and crew were welcomed into the small-town Canadian community after 38 planes were diverted in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Opening at the Phoenix Theatre in 2019, Come From Away won four Olivier Awards including...
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Come From Away extends at the Phoenix Theatre to 2020
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
It has been announced that Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre will play for an extended booking period into 2020. Inspired by real-life events in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Come From Away dramatises the story of how 38 planes were diverted to Gander airport, as the small Canadian community welcomed in 7,000 “come from aways”. The musical features an original book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, with songs including 'Me and the Sky' and 'Welcome...
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5 Questions from Over the Pond: Rachel Tucker & Jenn Colella
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
It could be argued that no new West End musical has had a greater impact so far this year than Come From Away. Although the marketing budget in advance may have been dwarfed by such predecessors as Hamilton and The Book of Mormon, who previously crossed over the pond with the level of hype that most producers can only dream of, Come From Away has relied on its ever-growing and always gushing word of mouth to gather momentum at ...
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