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Come From Away

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Telling a joyous true story of friendship in the wake of crisis, Irene Sankoff and David Hein's heart-warming musical has Come From Away to the West End starring Rachel Tucker. Read More >

Telling a joyous true story of friendship in the wake of crisis, Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s heart-warming musical has Come From Away to the West End starring Rachel Tucker.

Following record-breaking runs in Canada, across the USA and on Broadway, where it was nominated for seven Tony Awards (winning Best Direction of a Musical), Come From Away tells the incredible real-life tale of the 7,000 air passengers grounded in Canada after 9/11.

On 11 September 2001 the world stopped. On 12 September, their stories moved us all.

Set in the small Newfoundland community of Gander, which invited these “come from aways” into their homes and lives, the musical shows how, despite initial nerves and tensions, uneasiness soon gave way to trust. And as music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendship, and hope, humanity and unity prevailed.

Through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, Come From Away is brought to life by the Tony and Grammy-nominated writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein. West End favourite Rachel Tucker leads an ensemble cast which also includes Olivier Award nominee David Shannon.

The musical has earned widespread plaudits, and is now – true to its globe-trotting subject matter – making its way all over the world, with an Australian production confirmed for summer 2019, and a feature film adaptation in the works.

The show features musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.

Come From Away will make its European premiere at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre at Christmas 2018, before transferring to London in the New Year.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover this remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world.

Looking for more about Come From Away? Here’s our ‘Everything You Need To Know’ guide!


Age Recommendation: 10+ i

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/01/2019

Opening Night: 18/02/2019

Booking Until: 25/05/2019

Running time: 1h40, no interval

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Cast & Creative


Beverley, Annette and others - Rachel Tucker

Beulah and others - Jenna Boyd

Bob and others  - Nathanel Campbell

Claude and others - Clive Carter

Bonnie and others - Mary Doherty

Nick, Doug and others - Robert Hands

Diane and others - Helen Hobson

Kevin J, Ali and others - Jonathan Andrew Hume

Oz and others - Harry Morrison

Janice and others - Emma Salvo

Kevin T, Garth and others - David Shannon

Hannah and others - Cat Simmons

Ensemble - Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears, Jennifer Tierney



Director - Christopher Ashley

Producer - Junkyard Dog Productions and Smith & Brant Theatricals

Costume - Toni-Leslie James

Lighting Designer - Howell Binkley

Set Designer - Beowulf Boritt

Sound - Gareth Owen

Lyrics By - Irene Sankoff & David Hein

Music By - Irene Sankoff & David Hein

Musical Staging - Kelly Devine

Music Supervision & Arrangements - Ian Eisendrath


About Phoenix Theatre

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