Today is Sun, 19 September 2021
"A FOOT-STOMPING, HEART-WARMING TRIUMPH" -Daily Express
"MOVING, UPLIFTING, AND LIFE-AFFIRMING" -The Stage
"A FEEL-GOOD FACTOR THAT SIMPLY DOESN'T LET UP" -WhatsOnStage
Come From Away is deeply touching the hearts of spectators in West End’s Phoenix Theatre after getting amazing response in Broadway. The Canadian musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, music and lyrics) is truly casting a spell on the audience.
The plot of Come From Away is about the events in the week following 9/11 attacks on World Trade Centre, USA when 38 planes were instructed to land in a small town Gander in Canada. The true story of 7,000 stranded passengers is incredibly sentimental and mind-blowing. Come From Away is the story of inexplicable tension, compassion, thrill and friendship, it is the story of human emotions and relationships.
The musical Come From Away is the winner of four Olivier Awards in which Best New Musical is also included. The show is directed by Tony Award Winner Christopher Ashley, who has the credit of giving shows like The Rocky Horror Show, Memphis and Xanadu. Come From Away is the result of many brilliant artists’ sincere efforts, its sound design is by Gareth Owen, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, set design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Howell Binkley, orchestrations by August Eriksomen, musical staging by Kelly Devine and dialect coaching by Joel Goldes.
Come From Away features a book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy nominated writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein, with songs including Welcome to the Rock, Something’s missing, Me and the Sky and many other melodious folks songs of Canada.
Good News For Come Far Away Fans
Published On Thu, 12 December 2019
Come From Away to run for some more time at the West End
Published On Mon, 2 March 2020
Access description: Main entrance (Phoenix Street) up a 10cm step through swing doors into the foyer. Box Office counter to the left. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Stalls down 24 steps from the foyer, Dress Circle up 21 steps (2 steps between rows). Upper Circle up 42 steps. Venue carpeted throughout.
Sound Amplification: Ezee portable induction loop at box office. Infra-red system in the auditorium.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are welcome but are not permitted inside the auditorium. Staff are available to look after dogs in the staff room.
Disabled Access: Please ask a member of staff to open the side entrance on Flitcroft Street. Space for 1 wheelchair user and companion in Box C; not suitable for oversized/large electric wheelchairs. 2 transfer seats available to Dress Circle A27 and A28. Venue is not suitable for scooters, however 1 transferee is allowed in the transfer seats.
Toilets: 11 steps to the women’s and men’s off the Stalls. 15 steps up from the Dress Circle bar to women’s and men’s at this level, and further toilets at Upper Circle level.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet behind Box C in the Dress Circle. There are 2 slightly awkward turns