The sensational and heartwarming musical is just what everyone needs right now. The true story is set in the aftermath of 9/11, where a small community plays host to 7,000 stranded passengers. As 38 planes are forced to land, the Newfoundland neighbours welcome in the ‘come from aways’.
Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. As it continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada, Come From Away will land for its UK premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019. This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world that became grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives. As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories would become a celebration of hope, humanity and unity. Awarded the Tony® for Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley’s production guides audiences through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, brought to life by Tony® and Grammy® nominated writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein. ***** “This miraculous masterpiece is totally, soul-feedingly wonderful.” Time Out ***** “Irresistible and inspiring. It takes all of ten seconds to be in this show’s generous embrace.” The Times ***** “A beautifully crafted hymn to the power of community.” Time Out ***** “It takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace. You stay there for the next 100 minutes: laughing, tapping your foot, wiping away tears, feeling good about humanity — what a rare, welcome feeling that is these days.” The Times **** “A moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness.” Financial Times **** “A real generosity of spirit.” Evening Standard