Come From Away

Come From Away

4.8 (119) · Musicals

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


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

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

Time Out

This is a moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness

Financial Times

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

The Guardian

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

The Stage

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?

Evening Standard

A necessary corrective to our traumatic times

Arts Desk

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

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

Rightly won Best New Musical at the recent WhatsOnStage Awards

Musical Theatre Review

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

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

Broadway World

Date & time

Opening 22 Jul
Thu 22 Jul - Sat 18 Dec 2021,
2.30pm & 7.30pm


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