Come From Away

Come From Away

4.8 (122) · Musicals

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


Winner of four Oliver Awards and praised by audiences & critics alike. This joyous new musical shares the incredible true story of how a small Newfoundland community invited 7,000 air passengers from all over the world into their lives, during the wake of 9/11.

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.

Age Recommendation: 10+

Critic reviews

Revisited in the wake of Covid, the wholesome, warming Canadian musical makes real-time sense of a moment of all-consuming global upset

The Telegraph

A flight from our troubles into total joy

The Times

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

The Stage

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

Time Out

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

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

It has lost none of its power following this extended hiatus

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

This is a moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness

Financial Times

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

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

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


Date & time

Until 12 Feb
Thu 22 Jul - Sat 12 Feb 2022,
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins


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