It’s been a long wait but finally Tony-winning musical Come From Away is coming to the West End

03 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Picture: Matthew Murphy

We can’t wait to see how Come From Away tells the incredible true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. The musical lands next year at the Phoenix Theatre.

Prior to the West End opening night on 18 February 2019, the show – featuring book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein – will have a limited run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019. 

On 11 September 2001 the world stopped. On 12 September, their stories moved us all. This new musical recounts the incredible true story of how the residents of Gander, Newfoundland welcomed the passengers of planes from around the world. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but as uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

The multi-award-winning musical, directed by Christopher Ashley, continues on Broadway and in Canada, with a 60-city North American tour launching in October in Seattle, an Australian production confirmed for summer 2019, and a feature film adaptation in the works.

Book, music and lyric writers, Irene Sankoff and David Hein said:

“The humour, the music, and the infectious generosity of spirit of the people of Newfoundland inspired us to write this musical, however along the journey we discovered that this isn’t just a Canadian story – it’s a universal story of how, when faced with global atrocities, the world comes together to respond with kindness and cooperation. We are particularly thrilled to be sharing this story with audiences in the UK and Ireland.”