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Come From Away Tickets4.9/5 - based on 243 reviews
- Booking until: Saturday, 8 May 2021
- Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
About Come From Away
- Booking until: Saturday, 8 May 2021
- Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Come From Away description
Come From Away is a brand new musical, fresh from Broadway. It has already caused a stir. Now this epic multi-award-winner of a musical theatre masterpiece is transferring to the glittering West End, a show that has gathered so much critical acclaim on Broadway that it is fast achieving legendary status. This is a truly thrilling, uplifting story that sheds new light on one of the most terrifying events of the century, 9/11.
Welcome to a totally brilliant Canadian musical that's – bravely – based on the events of September 11th, when the World Trade Center's two towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks. The piece goes deep to the heart of a small community that was completely blown off its feet by the shocking events that took place.
The plot? Come From Away takes you far, far away to the little northern town of Gander, in Newfoundland, where the local people prepare to welcome seven thousand stranded air flight passengers. As the sense of threat and unease grows and the tension increases, new friendships are created, ultimately revealing the light behind the darkness. Nerves might be as tense as a wire, but as the people's gratitude for survival grows, new relationships are forged. And as the music soars, all the culture clashes and differences of opinion are finally set aside. We're all humans. And it feels magical.
The book, music and lyrics are by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, with songs including Welcome to the Rock, Me and the Sky and Something’s Missing, as well as a host more gorgeous Canadian folk songs. Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley directs, a man with plenty of previous Broadway credits under his belt including Memphis, Xanadu and The Rocky Horror Show. Set design comes from Beowulf Boritt, costume design from Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Gareth Owen.
The musical has been awarded multiple Drama Desk Awards, including the award for Outstanding Musical. No wonder when it's such an extraordinary, breath-taking story. The entertainment kicks off in February 2019, when the production plays at the magnificent Phoenix Theatre following a run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin between December 2018 and January 2019.
Who is this show for?
As long as you're aged ten or more, you'll find this exceptional musical absolutely fascinating.
Next Performances for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
Come From Away reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (88%)
Latest customer reviews
We loved everything! The story, actors, music, staging were all just perfect. Thank you.
Reviewed on 13 March 2020 by Timothy, Lebanon, United States Of America
Great show . Get there early as the theatre can be very busy if like ours, the show is a full house . Be warned there is NO intermission so be prepared to be sat for the full 100 minutes or so !!!!! This can be difficult with the normal restrictive size of theatre seats and the larger person. Songs and Music were electric and absorb the audience . Brilliant ......I would definitely see it again .
Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by Roland, Northolt, United Kingdom
Great pace, very well directed!!
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Robert, Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by Robert, Belfast, United Kingdom
Can’t believe how good this production was. Seem-less momentum between roles, scenes and music. Fantastic musicianship, beautiful story sensitively portrayed. Highly recommended!
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by Hayley, South Witham, United Kingdom
Great show with super performances by everyone. It manages to take a horrific event and produce a funny and life affirming show while showing the sadness and horror of 9/11. A must see.
Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by John, Long Melford, United Kingdom
It is worth noting that this runs straight through without an interval. This works particularly well as the story does not lose its incredible pace. Superb performances from the hardworking cast who took on the many roles. The instant set changes , harmonious singing and well drawn characters really made it stand out. Such a heartbreaking and true story told with great understanding, well done!
Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by Alex, Farnham, United Kingdom
This was an amazing show based on the horrors of the 9/11 atrocity and it showed how acts of humanity can go some way to helping people in the face of adversity. The acting and music were superb
Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by Ellen Maria, Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by Christine, Droitwich, United Kingdom
Excellent show. The storyline is a little thin but the performance by a talented cast brought the show to life in music song and voice.
Reviewed on 06 February 2020 by David, Mount Waverley, Australia
Good story telling. Slick. Fabulous what more can I say
Reviewed on 04 February 2020 by Maggie, Sidcuo, United Kingdom
Fantastic story, great songs and music. As someone who was working at Heathrow airport on 9/11 it was very poignant for me but would love to go and see it again.
Reviewed on 25 January 2020 by Andrew, Staines Upon Thames, United Kingdom
I would highly recommend to watch this show! It is entertaining and educational. You will learn in an entertaining way. Their acting and voices were great!
Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by Maria Cristina, Grand Saconnex, Switzerland
Wonderful. So enjoyed this touching, humorous musical about a very tragic time. Acting was superb. I highly recommend that everyone given the opportunity see this show. I cannot say enough....fantastic!
Reviewed on 11 January 2020 by Jan, Coeur D Alene, United States Of America
Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by Jamie, Greystanes, Australia
Fabulous show telling the story of human kindness in the face of adversity. And a true story not widely known. Great acting and great voices with an element of sadness & humour. There is no interval so get your drinks and toilet breaks in before the start.
Reviewed on 07 January 2020 by Donna, Sunninghill, United Kingdom
If you have to go to one show I would recommend this one. It was an excellent performance which took me high and low.
Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by Marcus, Upplands Väsby, Sweden
This was an amazing musical.
Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by Iain, Bromley, United Kingdom
Punchy songs with good singers throughout. Scenes mixed with hummer, personal stories and story telling, with just the right mix for a more mature audience. Over all a well directed cast with a continually moving story line with just the right mix of music, drama and comedy.
Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by Bernard, Whitstable, United Kingdom
Funny, well acted and sung, very entertaining. A huge surprise. See it
Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by Russell, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Show was slow to start but ended more positively. A good story...
Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by Maureen, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
A beautiful reminder of generosity and humanity in times of darkness. Engaging, entertaining, funny, emotional, inspiring, heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once. Cast did an amazing job switching between characters and telling the story in a creative and connected way. I laughed and cried and was on the edge of my seat the entire time. A beautiful tribute to everyone involved in Gander and those who came from Away.
Reviewed on 23 December 2019 by Helena, Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by Nicola, London, United Kingdom
Brilliantly entertaining. I have booked again to take my son.
Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by Arnold, Pinner, United Kingdom
Great story, funny, tear jerking and refreshing.
Reviewed on 17 December 2019 by Marilyn, Salford Quays, United Kingdom
Excellent show that sensitively tells an uplifting story out of the incredible sadness and devastation of 9/11
Reviewed on 14 December 2019 by Heather, Glen Forrest, Australia
Reviewed on 13 December 2019 by Abimbola, Wallington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by Sid, Warranwood, Australia
Laughed, cried, totally engaged (even from second to back row) theatre is small so back rows are still great view (&cheap) highly recommend- felt uplifted ! (no intermission which was nice too as no break in the story for full immersion)
Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by Candice, Streatham, United Kingdom
One act - no interval - with vetyively music kept the pace going adding to the business and upbeat attitude of the Newfoundland hosts, as they prepared for and welcomed their visitors. Very heart warming tale detailing the compassion and hospitality of theses people.
Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by Joan, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 December 2019 by Marco, Martellago, Italy
Reviewed on 07 December 2019 by David, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 December 2019 by Charlotte, Swieqi, Malta
A high energy show, that will make you laugh, stamp your feet, clap your hands and even shed a few tears. Don’t miss it. Would see it AGAIN.!!! All cast members and musicians are highly talented. A pleasure to be in the audience. Thanks for entertaining us.
Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by Thomas, Duncan, Canada
I could not picture how you fill 2 hours with a story like this. But this was such a treat - a beautiful, funny and very moving story that had me a little bit in tears in the end. Time flew by so quickly and I can recommend this musical to anyone! Amazing cast, catchy music... I want to and will see it again, that's for sure!
Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by Karin, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by Graham, Freshwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2019 by Jackie, London, United Kingdom
An absolutely amazing show.
Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by Sarah, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Brilliant depiction of events that we all need to be aware of. The goodness of humanity is to be celebrated!!
Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by Debra Ann, Avalon, United States Of America
Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by Jennifer, Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 November 2019 by Neil, Winnellie, Australia
We didn’t know what to expect but it was brilliant! The story was told in a fantastic way with highs and lows as there only could be with a story based on these events. A fantastic production!
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Emer, London, United Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed the show, we were in the Grand Circle and the seats were fine for comfort, view and sound. Standing ovation given.
Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by Gary, Lincoln, United Kingdom
The show was fabulous. Avoid sitting in the first 4 rows; you will literally be below the stage and half of the view is cut off. Very frustrating because the show itself was outstanding.
Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by Stephanie, Cenon, France
Booked on recommendation of my daughter. Impressed by how excellent, polished, hilarious but also poignant and serious this show is. The actors are all excellent with beautiful voices and versatile acting skills. Musicianship of the band was also excellent. A very slick production and I think deserving of a long London run. My husband was a bit u sure about how good the show would be as we secured excellent seats in front stalls only 2 days before we watched it. He was blown away by how excellent it was. The company deserve a sell out audience every night. Will definitely watch it again!
Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by Gillian, Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by William E, Scottsdale, United States Of America
In respect of the twin towers we tend to only see the live events and forget the planes that were still in the air and needed somewhere to go. This show exposed all the heart ache around and the kindness of people.
Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by Phyllis, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by Darren, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wonderfull, moving, funny, heartwarming, lovely, sad, mindblowing
Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by Vesna, Kriftel, United Kingdom
Enthusiastic cast delivered an excellent must see show. I will recommend it widely. Music was relevant and atmospheric to story. Cast did a wonderful job playing all the characters. Stage movement and set was well thought out and moved seemlessly into different settings. Very clever
Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by Elaine, Preston, United Kingdom
Better than I though. Wonderful story told by a bunch of marvelous voices. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by María Dolores, Valencia, Spain
Reviewed on 08 October 2019 by Sheehan, Carp, Canada
Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by Thomas, North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by Liane, Victoria, Canada
This is a ture story set to music and finds goodness in a terrible and sad terrorsit attack. As a Canadian I was very proud watching this and the cast were wonderful especially getting the Newfoundland Accent down. This same story happended in Many Canadian cities and towns accross the country and brings out the inherint good in people all over when challanges with something bigger than themlselves. A Must See
Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Edith, Hamilton, Canada
Only one small reservation. It is a 10+ show in age terms. Some adult material is not appropriate for young children.
Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Alexander, London, United Kingdom
We luv the Newfies. A great interpretation of a great people.
Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by Thomas, Kansas City, United States Of America
Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by Lorraine, Sydney, Australia
We weren’t sure of what we were going to see. The subject is a sad one. However the show and the way it tells the story is exceptional. Great entertainment. Wonderful blend of humour music and story. Well done. Wish it every success. Well worth a visit.
Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by Fiona, Maidenhead, United Kingdom
I had read the reviews that said it was an excellent show but never imagined it would be this good!
Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by Suha, Cobham, United Kingdom
A fantastic show- every member of the cast was excellent, moving easily between different characters, with great acting, dancing and singing along the way. The different stories of the individuals concerned developed very clearly, with both humour and pathos. At the end of the show, I felt uplifted and energised. Just one small criticism- the musicians were great, but the balance between them and the cast was sometimes awry, so that I could not hear the words of each song.
Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by Christopher, Dyrham, United Kingdom
Excellent show, brilliant acting and singing.
Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by Miriam, St. Albans, United Kingdom
Loved this show. We are from Ottawa, Canada and it made us proud that the people of Gander gave people that were grounded such a warm reception. The actors were amazing. And so were the musicians. Loved, loved, loved the show.
Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by Barney, Ottawa, Canada
Energetic and well-acted; having recently been in Gander and read "The Day the World Came to Town" really set the atmosphere and contributed greatly to my appreciation of the story.
Reviewed on 05 September 2019 by Carolyn, Wahroonga, Australia
As Canadians we thoroughly enjoyed the entire production from the acting, singing, dancing to the story. It had comedy, emotion and was totally entertaining! Loved it !
Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by Andrew, Victoria, Canada
Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by James, Palo Alto, United States Of America
Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by Elizabeth, Perivale, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by Jon, Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by Tracy, Maldon, United Kingdom
Fast moving, moving, tears and laughter. Fabulous
Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by Linda, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 August 2019 by Nancy, Palmbeachgardens, United States Of America
A feel-good musical about a tragic event bringing out the best in a small town’s inhabitants. The show was inspiring, entertaining and fun. A foot-stomping evening, suitable for anyone to enjoy.
Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by Julian K, Vancouver, Canada
A modern classic. Simple plot, no fancy set, just full on start to finish action. Great.
Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by Antony, Mount Eliza, Australia
Reviewed on 22 August 2019 by Lynne, Boca Raton,, United States Of America
This is a must see show It may not be a well known one but it is a true story Full of great music and movement - it just didn’t stop Also great story full of emotion Brilliant
Reviewed on 16 August 2019 by Paul, London, United Kingdom
Show is fantastic. Stage is quite high so the first few rows give very poor view of the stage but are charged at premium prices. Very disappointing!
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Saskia, East Horsley, United Kingdom
The compassion, angst and humor of the people of Gander and the passengers stranded there while US airspace was closed in the aftermath of 911... The cast and musicians did a wonderful job of conveying the fears and resiliencies of the townsfolk and the travelers.
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Mary-margaret, Houston, United States Of America
We went to the Wednesday matinee show and were surprised by the range of age groups at this show - young to elderly. This show is for everyone young and elderly. The show ran for 100 minutes, no internal - credit to the actors here. Thinking how the story unfolds, it is appropriate that there is no interval. If you want great stage costumes, moving scenery, special effects; this show is not for you. If you want brilliant acting, super tunes and a rollercoaster of emotions then this is for you.
Reviewed on 08 August 2019 by Steve, Stockport, United Kingdom
A brilliant piece of acting and script on an alternate view to the events of 9:/11 that has been overlooked. The cast and musicians especially good at providing a view on the events from Gander Newfoundland. Everybody should watch this show to see the humane side of individuals and communities pulled together from Gander when “all these planes turned up with strangers from around the world on that day and stayed for a few days”
Reviewed on 06 August 2019 by Thomas, Hinstock, United Kingdom
Wanted to catch a show as part of our family’s first visit to London and we absolutely picked the right one. Great venue... great show. The story is poignant but ultimately uplifting... we laughed, we cried, it was way better than Cats. A must.
Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by Tim, Decatur, United States Of America
Must see. Better tha I expected
Reviewed on 29 July 2019 by Carey, Boca Raton,, United States Of America
My husband was born in Newfoundland so we loved this show. The speaking parts of the Newfies were spot-on. The musicians were amazing. Loved the finale
Reviewed on 28 July 2019 by Dennis, Auckland, New Zealand
The show will make your heart sing. It’s very cleverly done with a small talented cast playing multiple rolls and yet it’s never confusing. That is due to the great talent of the cast. The music is infectious and will lift your spirits no matter the mood. There is no intermission but I didn’t even notice because the story keeps building to the great ending.
Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by Michael, Dallas, United States Of America
This brought back memories for me as an American who knew all about the grounded flights in Gander. Great singing, acting and the cast performed so enthusiastically.
Reviewed on 26 July 2019 by Sharon, Parkland, United States Of America
It was a good show about a difficult subject. The storyline was excellent as it conveyed all the essential details. Well worth an evening in the theatre.
Reviewed on 25 July 2019 by Melissa, London, United Kingdom
As a Canadian travelling in London, we went to this show. It was so brilliant! We acting was amazing! I laughed, I cried, every emotion! A must see!!
Reviewed on 22 July 2019 by Jackie, St. Francois Xavier, Canada
I am an ex New Yorker and was devastated by the horror of 9-11. I was actually unaware of the story of the people of Gander. Bring tissues as you will laugh and you will cry. The story is amazing, the music is awesome and you will leave knowing that there is nothing like the "human spirit". Go now!
Reviewed on 21 July 2019 by Andrew, La Quinta, United States Of America
In this chaotic world led by racist self centered bigots it is so wonderfully restorative to be enthralled and comforted by a terrifically talented ensemble telling a beautifully written true story which touched all of us who were fortunate enough to be in the audience. Thank you.
Reviewed on 20 July 2019 by Catherine, Falls Church, United States Of America
Reviewed on 20 July 2019 by Kevin, Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 July 2019 by Lesley, Epsom, United Kingdom
Everything was perfect—the only problem was that I was so deeply affected by the performance I was crying throughout, and now I have a dehydration headache!
Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by Lauren, Coral Springs, United States Of America
Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by Donna, San Jose, United States Of America
Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by Melody, Scotland, Canada
I've visited London one or two times every year for eleven years, and COME FROM AWAY is high on my list of favorite West End productions. A couple of issues: The dialect is sometimes difficult to understand (unavoidable, but a concern), and the full company numbers are often over-modulated. Overall,CFA is a thoroughly delightful production. Thank you for a thrilling evening of theatre. Judy Vidal Rapid City, SD, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed on 10 July 2019 by Judy, Rapid City, United States Of America
Wonderful show, we came away feeling great.
Reviewed on 09 July 2019 by David, Liskeard, United Kingdom
Amongst my top best ever shows. Informative in a sensitive and amusing way. Brilliant music, singing and acting. Not a weak cast member amongst them. Truly deserved the standing ovation it was given. Want to see it again!
Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by Michael, Bedford, United Kingdom
Great, great show - has no interval (100 mins long). - The story flowed along so well with such clever scene changes before you know it you will be standing and cheering the brilliant cast and musicians!! Had a great pre-theatre meal at the Phoenix Artist Club next door (booking essential) all in all a perfect evening.
Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by Fran, Pinner, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 July 2019 by Catherine, Mortdale Nsw, Australia
Joy from start to finish. Brilliant loved it
Reviewed on 04 July 2019 by Julia, Upper Tysoe, Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 July 2019 by Judith, London, United Kingdom
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