See Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
The sensational and heartwarming musical is just what everyone needs right now. The true story is set in the aftermath of 9/11, where a small community plays host to 7,000 stranded passengers. As 38 planes are forced to land, the Newfoundland neighbours welcome in the ‘come from aways’. Though uneasy and distrusting at first, the relationship between locals and visitors becomes an encouraging one of hope and gratitude. Trust us, tickets to Come From Away will leave you nothing but moved.
In a time where tension runs high, Come From Away is a beautiful, inspirational and essential production. Also known as the ‘9/11 musical’, it’s actually not a tale of tragedy, but more about how the Newfoundland community responded. It covers themes of culture, strangers and building relationships, bound together with humour and music. It’s among the rare tales of human kindness and warmth that we don’t often see in the news, transformed into a stunning stage musical.
Tony and Grammy award-nominated writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein used the accounts of the passengers to develop the story. Come From Away features a great set of characters with their own stories, brilliantly played out by a talented cast. From standing ovations to five-star reviews, the musical has enjoyed incredibly positive receptions worldwide.
The musical is the winner of four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. The Times calls it ‘irresistible and inspiring’, while Time Out describes it as ‘soul-feedingly wonderful’. It’s a musical that leaves you smiling, which is why so many people are flocking to see the masterpiece. Come From Away has extended runs in the West End due to overwhelming ticket demands, set to continue melting hearts.