Come From Away
Come From Away

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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 London cast of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre features Rachel Tucker as, among other characters, airline pilot Beverley Bass. She is 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. 

Access performances:

Monday 21st October 7.30pm – Signed Performance
Monday 11th November 7.30pm – Captioned Performance

Come From Away running time: 
1 hour 40 minutes
5 videos 15 images
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:
Rachel Tucker, David Thaxton, Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, Cat Simmons with Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.

Phoenix Theatre

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

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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... Read more

Latest Come From Away News & Features

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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 best new musical and outstanding achievement in music.

Podcast: Rachel Tucker talks Come From Away, kissing cod, and her cabaret act with her father
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

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.

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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 to the Rock'.

Rachel Tucker & Jenn Colella
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Rachel Tucker & Jenn Colella
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

It's Captain vs. Captain as the West End and Broadway stars of Come From Away take flight in this month's edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond...

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