Come From Away

Come From Away

Phoenix Theatre · 30 JAN - 14 SEP

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“An uplifting musical about 9/11? Surely not. Come From Away is the heartwarming true story of a tiny Canadian town that welcomed thousands of people from around the world as flights were grounded in the wake of 9/11. It sold out night after night in New York and Toronto and, judging by reviews from both users and critics, it seems to be proving just as much of a success here too.”

Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world.

Overview

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 30 January 2019.

This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were 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 became a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

Critic reviews

A heart-swelling burst of joy, this Canadian gift is the musical that reminds us, even in the darkest of times, why life is worth living, and is unlikely to leave a dry eye in the house

Theatre Weekly

A celebration of the healing power of doing good deeds without hesitation. Eighteen years on from the events that inspired it, it feels like a story we need more than ever

Musical Theatre Review

It's a show with an impact that’s difficult to describe: it feels like it creeps up on you unawares, before flooring you with emotion

London Theatre

I think in a time of true panic when we are all searching for any source of human support, the impact of Come From Away will feel far stronger today in London

West End Wilma

This is, above all, a triumph of ensemble storytelling - the piece's structure effectively mirroring this extended community coming together

Broadway World

A necessary corrective to our traumatic times

Arts Desk

Incredibly moving and uplifting Canadian musical based on a true story of kindness

The Stage

In the end its defining features are charm, energy and a real generosity of spirit, and audiences are left with a nagging question: in a situation like the one the people of Gander faced, would we do the same?

Evening Standard

Most importantly of all, it has a feelgood factor that simply doesn't let-up. In divided times, that's a powerful antidote indeed

WhatsOnStage

It would be impossible to imagine a more complete antidote to Neil LaBute's 2002 play 'The Mercy Seat' than this warm musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein

Independent

Relentless niceness in tale of post-9/11 Canadian kindness

The Guardian

This is a moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness

Financial Times

This 9/11-set musical is a gently miraculous masterpiece

Time Out

Date & time

Until 14 Sep
Wed 30 Jan - Sat 14 Sep, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Phoenix Theatre
110 Charing Cross Rd WC2H 0JP London, UK · Get Directions
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