Winner of every major UK award for Best New Musical, Come From Away 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.
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 Olivier Award winning writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
Age Recommendation: 10+
Revisited in the wake of Covid, the wholesome, warming Canadian musical makes real-time sense of a moment of all-consuming global upset
A flight from our troubles into total joy
Incredibly moving and uplifting Canadian musical based on a true story of kindness
This 9/11-set musical is a gently miraculous masterpiece
It's the mark of a great show that it seems to speak directly to the present moment, even if that moment is years after its original creation
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
It has lost none of its power following this extended hiatus
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
This is a moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness
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
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
Most importantly of all, it has a feelgood factor that simply doesn't let-up. In divided times, that's a powerful antidote indeed
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