‘Come From Away’ to return for West End concerts in February 2021
The West End cast will perform three weeks of concert performances from February 2021.
UPDATE: Come From Away concerts have now been cancelled at the Phoenix Theatre. In a tweet from the production, they said Come From Away is suspended until mid June.
With the Australian production of Come From Away returning to the stage next month, details on the London production have also been announced. Come From Away will return to the Phoenix Theatre with a series of concerts in February 2021.
Concert performances of Come From Away will be staged from 10 - 27 Feb. 2021. During the run, cast members will be socially distancing both on and off stage. Rather than a full production, there will be minimal props and costumes used. However, the full cast and band will be taking part in the shows.
Producers of Come From Away, John Brant and Joseph Smith said: "We are thrilled to be able to present Come From Away in this specially adapted staged concert. It’s been too long since we were able to welcome people to ‘The Rock’ and we’ve really missed our audiences. The resilience and kindness of Newfoundlanders is known the world over and constantly provides inspiration to us all in these challenging times."
Based on the stories of 7,000 air passengers diverted to Gander, Come From Away shares how the Newfoundland residents and stranded travellers became a global community. The musical opened at the Phoenix Theatre in February 2019, winning five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
Come From Away concerts will star Jenna Boyd, Tarinn Callender, James Doherty, Mary Doherty, Mark Dugdale, Alice Fearn, Kate Graham, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, Cat Simmons, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey,Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark.
Photo credit: Come From Away cast (Photo courtesy of Come From Away)