Come From Away

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Come From Away the musical tickets are the perfect treat for every fan of joyously uplifting West End theatre. Come From Away tickets are a celebration of all that’s good in our world. Perhaps you’re ‘an islander’ looking for the best Come From Away theatre tickets for a first flight aboard this Tony and Olivier Award winning musical? Or maybe you’re returning to Newfoundland and you fancy upgrading to first class! Either way, you’ll find your perfect tickets for Come From Away in London on sale now. We’ve got great seats at all prices and you can even check out the best seat reviews on our interactive seat map.

Come From Away is the heart-warming show we all need right now!

What’s Come From Away about?

Winner of 4 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Come From Away has taken the West End by storm. Playing to standing ovations at every performance, Come From Away continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, in Canada and Australia, as well as here in London’s beautiful Phoenix Theatre.

Come From Away is an uplifting, heart breaking, but ultimately joyful celebration of the human spirit. It’s the real-life story of 7,000 air passengers who were stranded in Gander, a tiny Newfoundland town, when North American airspace was shut down in the wake of 9/11. The people of Gander rallied as this tiny community came to the aid of these ‘come from aways’, putting their own lives on hold to welcome the world’s strangers into their homes and hearts.

From adversity, friendships grew and as music soared and cultural barriers were torn down, bonds were formed which would last a lifetime. Come From Away is a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

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

Come From Away songs

Beautifully fusing Musical Theatre with Folk, this Grammy nominated show includes the songs Welcome To The Rock, 38 Planes, 28 Hours/Wherever We Are, Darkness and Trees, Lead Us Out of the Night, I Am Here, Prayer, and the outstanding Me And The Sky.

Come From Away awards 

In 2017, Come From Away won four Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical, Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical. Since then, this big-hearted show has gone on to be nominated for 7 Tony Awards (winning for Best Direction of a Musical), nine Drama Desk Awards (winning in three categories including Outstanding Musical) and nine Olivier Awards, winning Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Musical. The US Cast Recording was also nominated in the 2018 Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album.

Come From Away trivia 

No plot spoilers – just five fun facts about the show:

1. Come From Away is based on the actual events that happened on September 11th 2001, when North American air space was closed down and planes crossing the Atlantic had to be diverted to Gander, Newfoundland.
2. The show’s characters all share their names with real-life passengers from the planes which landed in Gander on 9/11.
3. The pilot of the 36th plane, Captain Bass, was later promoted as American Airlines’ first ever female captain. She loves Come From Away so much, she’s seen it over 100 times.
4. The trees used on stage are real. Some of the trees in on Broadway get so much artificial light that they continue to grow.
5. The first sound you hear in the show’s opening song, ‘Welcome to the Rock’ is an Irish drum called a Bodhrán, paying tribute to the early settlers to Newfoundland. 

What critics said about Come From Away

“This miraculous masterpiece is totally, soul-feedingly wonderful.” - Time Out
“Irresistible and inspiring. It’s a musical that gets everything right.” The Times
“A moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness.” Financial Times
“A hymn to the power of community.” Evening Standard
“A triumph of both the human spirit and musical theatre.” Sunday Express 

Come From Away news

What is Come From Away about? 29 June 2018

Duration

100 minutes

Times

Monday - Saturday: 7:30pm 

Wednesday and Saturday: 2:30pm 

Cast

Come From Away Cast & Creatives

The London cast includes:

Jenna Boyd, James Doherty, Mark Dugdale, Alice Fearn, Kate Graham, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, Chiara Baronti, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Alexander McMorran, Jennifer Tierney, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Robert Hands, Gemma Knight Jones, Kirsty Malpass, Lejaun Sheppard, Sarah Morrison and Lucy Park.

Book, Music & Lyrics – Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Director – Christopher Ashley
Music Supervisor & Musical Arrangements – Ian Eisendrath
Scenic Design – Beowulf Boritt
Lighting Design – Howell Binkley
Sound Design – Gareth Owen
Orchestrations – August Eriksmoen
UK Associate Director/Choreographer – Tara Overfield-Wilkinson
Musical Director and UK Musical Supervisor – Alan Berry

Booking Information

Due to a technical malfunction with a receiver, customers who wish to sit in the Dress Circle and use our Sennheiser Infa-red system, for sound enhancement, will need to be seated in numbers Rows A-E, seats 22-28 only in order to receive a signal to the headsets. Stalls seating should be unaffected, so customers should still be fine there to book into Rows C-K, avoiding any restricted view seats on the ends of rows.

Good To Know

BSL Interpreted (Signed) - Monday 4th July at 19:30

Service provided by TheatreSign, BSL Interpreter is Anna Francis

If you would like to book for access purposes, please contact (our Access Line is 0333 009 5399). Once confirmed not - via Access line, please contact the box office, to advise on seating, as not all areas of the auditorium will be suitable to view the Caption Screens/BSL Interpreter.

Location

Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Rd London WC2H 0JP

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0333 009 5399 (Monday to Sunday 9am-8pm)

How Does It Work

Please print confirmation and bring along with you to your performance.

Suitable For Children

Recommended for ages 10+

Cancellation Policy

No refund or exchanges are available after purchase.

Where Do I Go

Charing Cross Road

London

WC2H 0JP

Critic Reviews

4.7(3 reviews)
  • The Times

    Thu, 16th May 2019

    This musical gets everything right. Irresistible and inspiring.

  • Time Out

    Thu, 16th May 2019

    This miraculous masterpiece is totally, soul-feedingly wonderful.

  • Evening Standard

    Thu, 16th May 2019

    A hymn to the power of community

Reviews

5.0(50 reviews)
  • Sarah

    August 12, 2022

    Wow, what an unforgettable show! So powerful and the acting and the music/singing was incredible. We came out after and could not stop talking about it - a MUST watch!

  • Lewis Osbourne

    August 11, 2022

    Superb

  • David Marshal

    August 11, 2022

    Unlike any other musical this one is filled with fact. No fact distorted, just presented in a very entertaining manner. No scene changes, just ijcredible stage set movements to create different scenes. We were tasked to exercise imagination as slight costume changes: a het here or there; a jacket there. Suddenly a cafe became a control tower as the lighting crew adjusted the set; chairs moved an aircraft became a bus. And the artists changes of tone in speech, they became a different character, and the audience were unaware the change. I have seen the shjow on more than one occasion, and each time marvelled as a replacement artist so easily stepped into their roles. I will be there again.

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