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Come From Away

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Opens January 30, 2019

Even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed during this portrait of heroic hospitality under extraordinary pressure.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Come From Away?

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The Tony-Winning Show Transfers to the West End!


Now playing on Broadway, this touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion makes its way to the West End! Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, the rippling impact of 9/11 is felt in a Newfoundland town, when no less than 38 transatlantic flights are ordered to land in the sleepy backwater.

The Broadway production has proven a storming success and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning Best Direction of a Musical. It also won three awards at the 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community opened its hearts and homes to their unexpected guests.

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 Colin, 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.

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Previews from: 30 January 2019

Opening night: 18 February 2019


Recommended for ages 10+

Run time

100 minutes, no intermission

And before you stop reading

Cast and Creative


Rachel Tucker as Beverly and Annette
Jenna Boyd as Beulah
Nathan Campbell as Bob
Clive Carter as Claude
Mary Doherty as Bonnie
Robert Hands as Nick and Doug
Helen Robson as Diane
Jonathan Andrew Hume as Kevin J and Ali
Harry Morrison as Oz
Emma Salvo as Janice
David Shannon as Kevin T
Cat Simmons as Hannah

Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears, Jennifer Tierny


Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Music Direction by Ian Eisendrath
Choreography by Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt 
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie 
Lighting Design by James Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Gareth Owen



Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley

2017 Tony Award Nominations - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Best Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Original Score - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Best Choreography - Kelly Devine


Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Oustanding Music - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Oustanding Lyrics - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Choreography - Kelly Devine
Outstanding Orchestrations - August Eriksmoen
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Toni-Leslie James


Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein

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What we thought

Beautiful MOVING original

Everything about this show is accessible... it is simply honest and real, and truly beautiful!

Director Christopher Ashley has done an excellent job with the sensational musical Come From Away! One might think it is impossible to create a feel-good show based on these events and yet Sankoff and Hein have reminded us that the world is filled with l

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