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.
This 9/11-set musical is a gently miraculous masterpiece
This is a moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness
Relentless niceness in tale of post-9/11 Canadian kindness
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
Incredibly moving and uplifting Canadian musical based on a true story of kindness
Most importantly of all, it has a feelgood factor that simply doesn't let-up. In divided times, that's a powerful antidote indeed
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?
A necessary corrective to our traumatic times
This is, above all, a triumph of ensemble storytelling - the piece's structure effectively mirroring this extended community coming together
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
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
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
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