Charing Cross Road, London
Public Previews: 30 January 2019
Opens: 18 February 2019
Booking to: 14 September 2019
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Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no shows
Runs 1 hours and 40 minutes with no interval
£? to £?
(plus booking fees if applicable)
The West End transfer of the hit Tony-award winning musical Come From Away in London
September 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attacks in the US, all United States airspace is closed, and all planes are forced to land. 38 planes with nearly 7,000 passengers and crew on board land at Gander in Newfoundland, Canada - a town with a population of just 10,000 people. Come from Away is based on the actual events that took place on that day in Gander, and the days that followed.
Come from Away is a joyous new musical that shares the incredible real-life stories as a small Newfoundland community invited these "come from aways" into their lives.
PLEASE NOTE: Recommended for ages 10 and older.
The ensemble cast - who all play multiple roles - features Rachel Tucker as 'Beverley', David Shannon as 'Kevin T' / 'Garth', Jenna Boyd as 'Beulah', Nathanael Campbell as 'Bob', Clive Carter as 'Claude', Mary Doherty as 'Bonnie', Robert Hands as 'Nick' / 'Doug', Helen Hobson as Diane', Jonathan Andrew Hume as 'Kevin J' / 'Ali', Harry Morrison as 'Oz', Emma Salvo as 'Janice', and Cat Simmons as 'Hannah' with Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears, and Jennifer Tierney. Directed by Christopher Ashley with musical staging by Kelly Devine, sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Howell Binkley, and sound by Gareth Owen. Musical with book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
Gander Airport, in Newfoundland, Canada, was initially built in the mid-1930s and within a few years become the world's largest airport due to it's location that enabled transatlantic flights between Europe and the US to be able to refuel. Thus meant that the airport was equipped with large enogh runways to allow large Boings and Airbuses to land and take-off. With the advent of new jet planes with a longer range in the 1960s, the airport began to be used much less, but the airport was still able to remain active duirng this time.
Immediately following the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, the US Federal Aviation Administration shut down the United States airspace, forcing over 4,000 planes to land at the nearest airport. Inbound flights from Europe where diverted to Canada and, within hours a total of 38 planes landed at Gander Airport, carrying a total of 6,579 passengers and crew. For a town like Gander, with a population of just 10,000 people this was an extraordinary challenge. What would happen over the next five days, that the planes, and all their passengers and crew where stuck in Gander?
Come From Away tells that extraordinary story....
Rachel Tucker's London theatre credits include the role of 'Elphaba in Joe Mantello's production of Stephen Schwartz's Wicked the Musical at the Victoria Apollo Theatre in 2010 and 2016; the role of 'Poopay' in Lindsay Posner's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy-thrilller Communicating Doors at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2015; and the role of 'Meat' in Christopher Renshaw's production of Ben Elton's Queen musical We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre in 2008.
Clive Carter's West End theatre credits include the role of 'Thomas Cromwell' in Michael Rudman's revival of Robert Bolt's play A Man For All Seasons at the Haymarket Theatre in 2005; the role of 'Gooper' in Anthony Page's revival of Tennessee Williams' play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Lyric Theatre in 2001; Joel Bishoff's production of Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts' musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 1999; the role of 'Edward VIII' in Frank Hauser and Thommie Walsh's production of the musical Always at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 1997; the role of 'Lyman Sanderson MD' in Clifford Williams' revival of Mary Chase's comedy Harvey at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1995; and the role of 'Wolf' and 'Cinderella's Prince' in Richard Jones' production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods at the Phoenix Theatre in 1990.
Helen Hobson's London stage credits include the role of 'Nurse Plimpton' in Richard Baron's production of Anthony Horowitz's thriller Mindgame at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2000; and the role of 'the Mother Abbess' in Rachel Kavanaugh's revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2013.
David Shannon's West End musical credits include playing the role of 'Miss Trunchbull' in Matthew Warchus' production of Tim Minchin's musical of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in 2017; and the role of 'John' in Robert Carsen's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Beautiful Game at the Cambridge Theatre in 2000. He has also, at various times, played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre; and the role of 'Jean Valjean' in the Schönberg and Boublil musical Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre.
Come from Away in London at the Phoenix Theatre has public previews from 30 January 2019 and opens on 18 February 2019