The West End production of Come From Away has extended booking at the Phoenix Theatre until 2022.
Reopening in the West End from 22nd July 2021, the show has now extended its booking period to February 2022.
The ensemble cast of Come From Away features Jenna Boyd as Beulah, James Doherty as Claude, Mary Doherty as Bonnie, Mark Dugdale as Kevin T / Garth, Alice Fearn as Beverley / Annette, Kate Graham as Diane, Alasdair Harvey as Nick / Doug, Jonathan Andrew Hume as Kevin J / Ali, Harry Morrison as Oz, Emma Salvo as Janice, and Cat Simmons as Hannah. The show also features Chiara Baronti, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark.
Come From Away is based on the remarkable true story of when 38 planes and 7000 passengers became stranded in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. The characters are based on the real Newfoundland townsfolk and visitors they housed and fed. Come From Away celebrates the capacity for human kindness in the darkest of times.
Come From Away features book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The production is directed by Christopher Ashley with design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and costumes by Toni-Leslie James. Music supervision and arrangements are by Ian Eisendrath with musical staging by Kelly Devine, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and casting by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher.
Come From Away opened on Broadway in 2017 following tryouts in San Diego, Seattle, Washington and Toronto. The musical gathered massive acclaim when it opened in New York, receiving seven Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. The show received similar plaudits on its transfer to London in January 2019, garnering nine Olivier Award-nominations and winning four including Best New Musical.
A filmed version of the show, recently captured on-stage on Broadway, is due to be released on the streaming service Apple TV+ later this year.
Come From Away is booking at London’s Phoenix Theatre until February 2022. Tickets are on sale here.
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