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it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace...It calls for quicksilver, charismatic acting and singing. It gets it from this versatile cast. It's an evening that, frankly, gets everything right.

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Winner of best new musical at the 2019 Olivier Awards!

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 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.

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Dates

Previews from: 30 January 2019

Opening night: 18 February 2019

Audience

Recommended for ages 10+

Run time

100 minutes, no intermission

And before you stop reading

Cast and Creative

Cast

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

Creative

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

Awards

Olivier Awards, 2019 - Wins

Best New Musical
Best Sound Design - Gareth Owen
Best Theatre Choreographer - Kelly Devine
Outstanding Achievement in Music

Olivier Awards, 2019 - Nominations

Best New Musical
Best Director - Christopher Ashley
Best Sound Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Theatre Choreographer - Kelly Devine
Best Actress in a Supporting Role In A Musical - Rachel Tucker
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Clive Carter & Robert Hands
Outstanding Achievement in Music

2017 TONY AWARD WINS - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

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

2017 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

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

2017 DRAMA DESK WINS - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

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

A stunning TRIUMPH

We're reminded that despite our differences, kindness and understanding has the power to unite us all

As the events of 9/11 united us all in heartbreak and fear, so too does Come From Away, scraping away layers of that unforgettable day and showing us the little-known story of Gander, a small town in Newfoundland.

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best musical i have ever seen, you feel as if you are part of the show.... more

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