What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (87%)
Wonderful!! from start to finish uplifting .I cried having been there in NYC .The cast is incredible how they captured every persaona still amazed as to how they created each character . I would recommend this show to everyone those who were there but for all those who can't imagine that moment. Amust see.
Reviewed on 15 June 2019 by Mary, San Francisco, United States Of America
Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by Hj, Cape Town, United Kingdom
Loved the performance! The music was amazing, the myriad of characters were brilliantly and creatively played by a relatively small cast, and the energy was electric. The story of the sad events of 9/11, were woven into a heartwarming saga that was truly uplifting. Thanks to the cast for a truly memorable experience while visiting London.
Reviewed on 13 June 2019 by Doug, Victoria, Canada
This show was outstanding. Every cast member was a delight to hear and watch. The songs poignant and catchy. The use of the simple set mesmerising. The on stage band played beautifully. It’s a based on real events and people which made it all the more real. I simply loved it.
Reviewed on 13 June 2019 by Susan, New Milton, United Kingdom
Anyone who enjoys the Theatre must see this show
Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by Neil, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Excellent - good view and good hearing level
Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by Richard, Vancouver .b.c., Canada
Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by Karen, Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Jill, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by Stacy, Vancouver, Canada
We were visiting from vancouver Canada and it was the highlight of our trip
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Theresa, North Vancouver, Canada
What a stunning show. Easy to compare to "Once" but this was far better, and we loved both. Loved every second and wept like a baby when it finished. Funny, emotional, thought provoking. A true modern masterpiece.
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Mark, Willingham, United Kingdom
The show was so true of the situation excellent
Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by Barry, Eastern Passage, Canada
Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by Mary, Carmel, United States Of America
Best musical! Non-stop fabulous performances. Heartwarming story wonderfully executed. Thoroughly enjoyable. Audience jumped up spontaneously cheering!
Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by Steven, Vernon, Canada
I work in travel. Some of my colleagues were traveling that day and one of our travel advisors and her husband were diverted to Gander. She lived it and shared the incredible story when back. I have wanted to see since it came out. So glad I finally did
Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by Karen, Bonita Springs, United States Of America
1hr 40 mins and none of the actors leave the stage for more than a minute. The energy was amazing and despite the emotional undertones, it was very funny in parts. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by Robyn, Lotabeg, Ireland
Do not miss this show. It’s hard to imagine an uplifting story about 9/11, but that’s exactly what this is. I’m an avid theater goer and this is one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time.
Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by Maryanna, Kansas City, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by Ian, Bundall, Australia
Reviewed on 20 May 2019 by Bernard, Toronto, Canada
Unless you’re from Mars you arrive knowing a little of the background for the play and expect that it will be emotive; however, nothing prepares you for the range of emotions, the beyond wonderful music and the adaptability of each on stage actor to portray various characters. Superb music and dancing. It is without doubt a play that I will go to again and again.
Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by Bruce, Dartmouth, Canada
Loved the fluidity from story to story, song to song, character changes. Very different from any other shows we’ve seen.
Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by Judith, Duncan, Canada
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole show Standing ovation
Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by Joanne, North Saanich Bc, Canada
This was a very high energy show with a great positive message. The 12 actors all play multiple parts. So cleverly done. Loved it!
Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by Fran, Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by Richard, Beckenham, United Kingdom
A pertinent time in history that was felt by all. This beautiful, creative and powerful story demonstrates the good in mankind. So many stories told and I am sure there are more to tell. Every song was memorable and beautifully written.
Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by Cheryl J, North Vancouver, Canada
It was emotional, dramatic, funny, inspirational and pure brilliance in the way it was created. After the standing ovation, no one wanted to leave. It's the first time I've ever bought a program because I needed to keep a piece of it. And the first time I thought about buying tickets to see it again the next night. Don't miss it.
Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by Cynthia, Garnich, Luxembourg
Dreadful noise, not able to decipher most of the words so no idea what was going on.
Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by Patricia, London, United Kingdom
Highly recommend this fun, heartwarming show.
Reviewed on 06 May 2019 by Lisa, Meadow Vista, United States Of America
Loved the show. It's atmospheric, funny, moving and uplifting. Music gave me goose bumps. Loved the story and imaginative way it was told. Would love to see it again.
Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by Heidi, West Sussex, United Kingdom
The show is amazing. Moving, funny, tragic, uplifting, and deserving of every possible award. Just be careful not to get the aisle seat in the middle and the two adjacent seats on either side in the dress circle because there is a decorative bar that obstructs the views. Once you are beyond rows A, B , C , D this would not be an issue.
Reviewed on 01 May 2019 by Helaine, Champaign, United States Of America
I felt immersed in the story. An incredible story told in a beautiful way. For a new musical the score was brilliant. The interaction with the music section helped the performance. I would recommend this and say it is in top league of musicals right up there with Hamilton.
Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by Marlene, Dartmouth, Canada
The show was brilliant from start to finish. Sounds like a strange storyline but it provided entertainment, joy and sadness in equal measure. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by Pamela, Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by Charles, Bayford, United Kingdom
When our daughter(stage school student) recommended the show we were a bit sceptical, but we had no reason to be as it was excellent and is now our new favourite show. Well done to all cast and band and the staging was simplicity itself.
Reviewed on 23 April 2019 by Anthony, Telford, United Kingdom
I remember the very time this happened. I heard about the Newfoundland town that helped; loved to see the story on the stage. It should never be forgotten.
Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by Susan, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by Jacqueline, Belvedere, United Kingdom
This performance was the perfect mix of serious and comedic theatre. The lighting had an immense effect on the story and the music was amazing. I highly recommend seeing this production.
Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by Esther, Sudbury, United Kingdom
This is a wonderful show that leaves one feeling there is hope for humanity. I don’t know why this wonderful incident in the midst of a very grim time is not better known as it is full of generosity.
Reviewed on 14 April 2019 by Shailaja, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by Jason, Bedford, United Kingdom
I am Canadian and haven't been home for a while. It was so good... And it was a little of home.
Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by Erica, Glasgow, United Kingdom
It’s a wonderful story that everyone should hear! So glad there wasn’t an intermission!
Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by Margaret, Surrey, Canada
This is a must see very well acted and for those like me that didn’t realise this had happened a really good eye opener serious topic with some humour thrown in and to end it all a love encounter very good
Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by Susan, Orpington, United Kingdom
Loved it! Amazing story and songs. Non stop fun.
Reviewed on 03 April 2019 by David, Carmel, United States Of America
A must see for everyone!
Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by John, Surrey, Canada
We sat at the back and you could see everything perfectly
Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by Cathrin, Weald, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
I know the story is true bu the way in which it was acted, was wonderful. I would highly recommend this show. You won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by Debra, Paignton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by Laura, Woodford Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by Beverley, Rossendale, United Kingdom
The best musical I’ve ever seen. Doesn’t have the familiar favourites like biographical musicals such as The Jersey boys but the standard of acting, musicianship, stage design and story line leaves other productions in the shade. You will laugh and cry and leave the theatre feeling the world might not be so screwed up after all. Writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein wanted theatre to change the world. I think they succeeded.
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Isabel, Stoke Gabriel, United Kingdom
This show is absolutely fantastic, you don't know whether to laugh or cry, what an amazing story
Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by Sally, Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by Alex, Beaumont, United Kingdom
This was a great great show! The music was great! The story was fantastic and heartwarming!
Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by Maura, Littleton, United States Of America
Interesting true life story, well played & performed, funny & moving with good songs (liked the celtic sound). The only show I've been to that had a100% standing ovation at it's conclusion! And loved the band rocking the joint at the end!
Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by Philip, London, United Kingdom
From the opening scene to the final goodbye, non-stop love, emotion and fabulous music. I was happily exhausted. I could never imagine something so wonderful coming out of one of the worst events in modern times.
Reviewed on 11 March 2019 by John, Stonington, United States Of America
Having lived in Newfoundland for 30 years found the characters and situations very true to life and the local accents spot on. Brilliant production and outstanding cast.
Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Deborah, Wellington, United Kingdom
I have seen a lot of shows and I am a musical theatre student, so I pretty much spend my life watching, doing and learning about theatre. This was by far the best show I’ve ever seen. The fact it is based on true events makes the story even more moving. The music is incredible, the story was both funny and heart wrenching, the choreography and movement is so clever and the performances were stunning. Overall I cannot rate this show enough.
Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by Natalie, Chippenham, United Kingdom
This is a stunning, amazing show that made me cry, smile and jump on my feet in an ovation at the end!
Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by Elaine, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by Janet, Burlingame, United States Of America
Unexpected great show very clever humourous and well choreographed would see again
Reviewed on 28 February 2019 by Stewart, Maidstone, United Kingdom
An absolute must see. Such a wonderful and uplifting piec3 of theater. Loved every minute and can’t wait to see it again!
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Kathleen, Warwick, Bermuda
Fantastic show with amazing cast so well made
Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by Jane, Ash, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2019 by Linda, Victoria, Canada
The sets and costumes are minimal but the story shines through! It got a heartfelt standing ovation on the night I attended, and the band were brilliant. One qualm - the accents were a bit variable!
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Rosie, Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Vicki, Potters Bar, United Kingdom
If you want something upbeat, which is life affirming. This is a true story told warts and all, they don't shy away from the hard or the uncomfortable. It is a human story and it is amazing. Loved it.
Reviewed on 07 February 2019 by Steven, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 February 2019 by Brenda, Calgary, Canada
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