Congratulations are in order for Come From Away who garnered four Olivier awards at last nights ceremony! The Broadway import, written by husband and wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, was honoured with the coveted award for Best New Musical.
The musical, which opened at the Pheonix Theatre on the 18th February 2019, also went home with awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Sound Design for Gareth Owen and Best Theatre Choreographer for Kelly Devine.
Alonside Marianne Elliot's Company and The Inheritance Come From Away were one of the biggest winners of the night - many congratulations to them!
Come From Away is directed by Christopher Ashley and stars West End veteran Rachel Tucker as Beverly Bass/Annette.
What is Come From Away about?
Based on true events, Come From Away follows the events of September 11th, 2001, when, far away from New York, 38 transatlantic flights are grounded in the small town of Gander, New Foundland. With the US airspace closed, 7000 people emerge from the planes into a surreal reality, and despite almost doubling the town's population, are welcomed with open hearts, minds and arms.
Although the horrors of that day are all too familiar, this is a story of hope told from the perspective of a handful of passengers and Gander residents, who wholeheartedly welcomed the stranded travellers into their homes - and into their lives. Among the characters are American Airlines' first female pilot, a gay couple both called Kevin, and an Egyptian chef, who fears a frosty reception from the community - only to be proved wrong entirely. Weaving together all of their storylines, the show creates an affirming portrait of human connection in the most trying of circumstances.
Come From Away is now playing at the Phoenix Theatre.
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