Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away

Come From Away Tickets

4.9/5 - based on 94 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 15 February 2020
  • Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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About Come From Away

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 15 February 2020
  • Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
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
tomorrow18th Jun 2019 7:30pm

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away Cast
Wednesday19th Jun 2019 2:30pm

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away Cast
Wednesday19th Jun 2019 7:30pm

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away Cast
Thursday20th Jun 2019 7:30pm

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away Cast
Friday21st Jun 2019 7:30pm

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away Cast
Saturday22nd Jun 2019 2:30pm

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away Cast

Come From Away reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 94 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (89%)
Teenagers (93%)
Couples (94%)
Theatregoers (96%)
Latest customer reviews
Mary
Don't miss

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 , San Francisco, United States Of America

Hj
Refreshingly different

Reviewed on 14 June 2019 by , Cape Town, United Kingdom

Doug
Excellent Production

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 , Victoria, Canada

Susan
Amazing show for anyone.

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 , New Milton, United Kingdom

Neil
Pure joy

Anyone who enjoys the Theatre must see this show

Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom

Richard

Excellent - good view and good hearing level

Reviewed on 06 June 2019 by , Vancouver .b.c., Canada

Karen
Amazing

Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by , Wexford, Ireland

Jill
Great music highly recommend

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Stacy
Heartwarming, full of raw courage, hope and humanity

Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by , Vancouver, Canada

theresa
Heart warming

We were visiting from vancouver Canada and it was the highlight of our trip

Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by , North Vancouver, Canada

Mark
Blew us away

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 , Willingham, United Kingdom

Barry

The show was so true of the situation excellent

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Eastern Passage, Canada

Mary
Great Must See Show

Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by , Carmel, United States Of America

Steven
Fabulous Heartwarming

Best musical! Non-stop fabulous performances. Heartwarming story wonderfully executed. Thoroughly enjoyable. Audience jumped up spontaneously cheering!

Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by , Vernon, Canada

Karen
Amazing, emotional and uplifting!

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 , Bonita Springs, United States Of America

Robyn
Amazing energy and emotion throughout

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 , Lotabeg, Ireland

Maryanna
Wow!

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 , Kansas City, United Kingdom

Ian
Incredible

Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by , Bundall, Australia

Bernard
Proud to be Canadian

Reviewed on 20 May 2019 by , Toronto, Canada

Bruce
One of the best plays best musicals we have ever seen

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 , Dartmouth, Canada

Judith
Dragged us in from the first number.

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 , Duncan, Canada

Joanne
Excellent Entertainment

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole show Standing ovation

Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by , North Saanich Bc, Canada

Fran
Absolutely brilliant !

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 , Stoke Poges, United Kingdom

Richard
Just incredible.

Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Cheryl J
Goodness overcomes evil

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 , North Vancouver, Canada

Cynthia
Moving & Magical

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 , Garnich, Luxembourg

Patricia
A nightmare!

Dreadful noise, not able to decipher most of the words so no idea what was going on.

Reviewed on 07 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lisa
Feel good show

Highly recommend this fun, heartwarming show.

Reviewed on 06 May 2019 by , Meadow Vista, United States Of America

Heidi
Superb from start to finish

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 , West Sussex, United Kingdom

Helaine
Extraordinary show

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 , Champaign, United States Of America

Marlene
Electrifying cast, who showed the soul of the maritimes

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 , Dartmouth, Canada

Pamela
Uplifting, inspiring

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 , Woking, United Kingdom

Charles
Must see

Reviewed on 24 April 2019 by , Bayford, United Kingdom

Anthony
MUST SEE.

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 , Telford, United Kingdom

Susan
One of the Best

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 , London, United Kingdom

Jacqueline
Exhuberant and touching!

Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Belvedere, United Kingdom

Esther
Must see! Incredible!

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 , Sudbury, United Kingdom

Shailaja
Upbeat little known true story

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 , London, United Kingdom

Jason
The best way to spend a 100 minutes

Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Erica
A Must See!!!!!

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 , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Margaret
Feel-good, must-see

It’s a wonderful story that everyone should hear! So glad there wasn’t an intermission!

Reviewed on 09 April 2019 by , Surrey, Canada

Susan
Fabulous

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 , Orpington, United Kingdom

david
Explosion of joyful song

Loved it! Amazing story and songs. Non stop fun.

Reviewed on 03 April 2019 by , Carmel, United States Of America

John
Uplifting!

A must see for everyone!

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , Surrey, Canada

Cathrin
Amazing! You must see it!

We sat at the back and you could see everything perfectly

Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by , Weald, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Debra
Feel good show

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 , Paignton, United Kingdom

Laura
Heartwarming

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Woodford Green, United Kingdom

Beverley
Brilliant story, great performances, funny and moving.

Reviewed on 27 March 2019 by , Rossendale, United Kingdom

Isabel
A perfect night out

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 , Stoke Gabriel, United Kingdom

Sally
So emotional

This show is absolutely fantastic, you don't know whether to laugh or cry, what an amazing story

Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Alex
Must See

Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by , Beaumont, United Kingdom

Maura
WE LOVED THIS SHOW!

This was a great great show! The music was great! The story was fantastic and heartwarming!

Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by , Littleton, United States Of America

Philip
Uplifting & moving

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 , London, United Kingdom

John
Should be mandatory for all to experience.

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 , Stonington, United States Of America

Deborah
Heartwarming

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 , Wellington, United Kingdom

Natalie
I was laughing and crying from start to finish - phenomenal!

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 , Chippenham, United Kingdom

Elaine
Blown away by Come from Away!

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 , Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Janet
Uplifting, moving and wonderful in every way!

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Burlingame, United States Of America

stewart
Gone from away

Unexpected great show very clever humourous and well choreographed would see again

Reviewed on 28 February 2019 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Kathleen
Stunning!

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 , Warwick, Bermuda

Jane
Fantastic experience

Fantastic show with amazing cast so well made

Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by , Ash, United Kingdom

Linda
Compelling story. Uplifting music

Reviewed on 18 February 2019 by , Victoria, Canada

Rosie
So wonderful!

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 , Bristol, United Kingdom

vicki
Great evening out

Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by , Potters Bar, United Kingdom

Steven
Incredible must see show.

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 , London, United Kingdom

Brenda
Outstanding !

Reviewed on 01 February 2019 by , Calgary, Canada

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