Come From Away
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Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world WINNER! BEST MUSICAL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA CRITICS' PICK - NEW YORK TIMES As it continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada, Come From Away will land for its UK premiere at London's Phoenix Theatre from 30th January 2019.

This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world that became grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these 'come from aways' into their lives.
As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories would become a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

Awarded the Tony® for Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley's production guides audiences through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, brought to life by Tony® and Grammy® nominated writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.


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RACHEL TUCKER IS CAST IN WEST END PRODUCTION OF COME FROM AWAY (15 OCTOBER 2018)

Casting has been announced for Come From Away, the Tony Award-winning musical which will arrive in London for its UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre next year with performances from 30 January 2019, and a pre-West End engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019.

Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, will be Jenna Boyd (Beulah), Nathanael Campbell (Bob), Clive Carter (Claude), Mary Doherty (Bonnie), Robert Hands (Nick, Doug), Helen Hobson (Diane), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J, Ali), Harry Morrison (Oz), Emma Salvo (Janice), David Shannon (Kevin T, Garth), Cat Simmons (Hannah) and Rachel Tucker (Beverley, Annette). All these performers will play additional roles as well.

Also in the cast are Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.

Jenna Boyd's previous theatre credits include Love on the Links (Salisbury Playhouse), The Wind in the Willows (UK Tour/ London Palladium), Oliver! and Simply Cinderella (Leicester Curve), How To Suceed In Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall), I Can't Sing! (London Palladium), The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre), Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre) and Acorn Antiques (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Nathanael Campbell most recently appeared in Guys & Dolls (Manchester Royal Exchange). His previous theatre credits include Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour), All That Lives (Ovalhouse), Back to the Future (Secret Cinema) and Macbeth (S4K National & International Tour).

Clive Carter's stage credits include King The Musical: In Concert (Hackney Empire), Oklahoma! (Royal Albert Hall/ BBC Proms), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre), My Fair Lady (International Tour/Larnaca Festival and Sheffield Crucible), Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and The Rat Pack (UK Tour).

Mary Doherty's stage credits include Henry VI, All's Well That Ends Well and Henry VIII (Shakespeare's Globe), Anne Boleyn (English Touring Theatre/Shakespeare's Globe), Two Cities (Salisbury Playhouse), Inherit The Wind (The Old Vic), Our House (Cambridge Theatre), Grease (UK Tour), Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre).

Robert Hands' stage credits include the original West End cast of Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Old Vic), The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre), Troilus and Cressida (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre) and The Schumann Plan (Hampstead Theatre).

Helen Hobson's credits include Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre and UK Tour), Only The Brave (Wales Millenium Centre), Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre), The Sound of Music (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), The Human Comedy (Young Vic) and Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre).

Jonathan Andrew Hume's stage credits include Disney's The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour) and Alice in Winterland (Rose Theatre Kingston). Screen credits include the forthcoming movie Mary Poppins Returns.

Harry Morrison's stage credits include Half a Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre and Noel Coward Theatre), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Guys and Dolls and Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Crazy For You (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre/Novello Theatre) and The Sound of Music (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre).

Emma Salvo's stage credits include The Toxic Avenger (Arts Theatre), Sincerely, Mister Toad (UK Tour), Grease (Royal Caribbean) and Sleeping Beauty (Mercury Theatre).

David Shannon's stage credits include Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre) and Matilda (Cambridge Theatre). He was Olivier- nominated for originating the role of John in The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre). In Dublin, his stage credits include Romeo & Juliet and The Threepenny Opera (Gate Theatre) as well as By The Bog of Cats (Abbey Theatre).

Cat Simmons is known to television audiences as DC Kezia Walker in long-running ITV series The Bill. Stage credits include Nancy in Oliver! (UK Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), Simply Heavenly (Young Vic) and Che? Walker and Arthur Darvill's musical premiere of Been So Long (Young Vic).

Rachel Tucker's stage credits include Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Last Ship (Neil Simon Theatre, New York), Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse), Wicked (Apollo Victoria, London and Gershwin Theatre, New York), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre) and The Wizard of Oz (Belfast Lyric Theatre).

Earning widespread critical and audience acclaim, the multi-award-winning musical continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, and in Canada, with a 60-city North American Tour recently launched in Seattle, an Australian production confirmed for summer 2019, and a feature film adaptation in the works.



UK AND IRISH PREMIERES ANNOUNCED FOR THE TONY AWARD-WINNING NEW MUSICAL COME FROM AWAY (10 JULY 2018)

The Tony Award-winning new musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. It will land in London for its long-awaited UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre next year with performances from 30 January 2019 and opening night on 18 February 2019.

Prior to the West End, this heart-warming musical will have a limited engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019.

This joyous 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. On 11 September 2001 the world stopped. On 12 September, their stories moved us all.

Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mrs Janice Charette, said: "I could not be more delighted that Come From Away is coming to the UK next year. A story that captures the kindness and humanity of the people of Canada - and the people of Newfoundland and Labrador in particular - at a crucial moment in U.S. and global history. This show reminds us what good neighbours and true friendship is all about. Audiences in London are in for a treat."

Earning widespread critical and audience acclaim, the multi award-winning musical continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, and in Canada, with a 60city North American Tour launching in October in Seattle, an Australian production confirmed for summer 2019, and a feature film adaptation in the works.

The UK and Ireland cast for Come From Away will be announced in due course.

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."









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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 30 January 2019

Booking until: 25 May 2019

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £14.00 - £165.00

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