Come and discover the remarkable and true story of a small town that welcomed the whole world as Come From Away now resumes its run at the Phoenix Theatre in London following its record-breaking seasons on Broadway and across the USA and Canada,
This is a joyous show that tells the incredible true story of the 7,000 air passengers hailing from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the aftermath of 9/11, and the Newfoundland community who welcomed all of these ‘come from aways’ with open arms into their lives.
A unique situation that saw uneasiness turn into trust as the music soared long into the night, and gratitude blossomed into friendships. Their stories would eventually become a celebration of hope, unilty and humanity.
Christopher Ashley’s production was winner of the Tony® for Best Direction of a Musical, and guides the audience through a cast of both colourful and spirited characters who are brought brilliantly to life by Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
Who Wrote The Musical Come From Away?
The music, book and lyrics for the show was written by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, a Canadian married couple who have received multiple award nominations for what has now become an international smash hit. The actual idea to produce a stage show though came from Michael Rubinoff, a lawyer from Toronto by trade but also an Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Sheridan Collage in Oakville and a theatre producer. It was his original idea that pricked the interest of Sankoff and Hein and inspired them to visit the town of Gander on the 10th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 terrorist atrocity to interview some of the local residents of the town. What resulted from that initial visit has now become one of the worlds most successful musical productions.
How Long Is The Running Time For Come From Away?
The musical is 1 hour and 40 minutes long. There is no interval.
What Is The Meaning Of The Term 'Come From Away?'
Although it just sounds like a mish mash of words, the term 'Come From Away' is widely used in Canadian provinces to describe a person who is from elsewhere but has recently moved to the local area to become part of the community.
Where Is The Musical Come From Away Set?
The show is set in the small Canadian town of Gander which is located on the north east of Newfoundland and has a local population of just over 11,000 people. The town became famous in 2001 for its role in catering for the displacement of thousands of plane passengers following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
What Is The Schedule Of Performances For Come From Away?
The show has evening performances at the Phoenix Theatre on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 2.30pm.
When Did Come From Away Open In London?
The show had its first preview at the Phoenix Theatre on January 30th 2019 and received its West End Premiere at the venue on February 18th.
Seating PlanPhoenix Theatre Seating Plan
AddressCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Tottenham Court Road
Directions from nearest tube
(3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.
(Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night Bus Numbers
(Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Within Congestion Zone
If you are looking to save money of tickets to Come From Away it is advisable to steer clear of weekends and performances during peak times such as school holidays.
The uplifting and feelgood nature of this amazing show has taken everyone by surprise and it is undoubtedly on of the biggest success stories in the West End in recent years however we are beginning to see some value creeping in for midweek performances and discounts can be found in certain quiet weeks if you look. When searching for value in the West End it is always worth looking at the weeks that follow on from half term holidays especially in the quieter dark months such as February when a general lack of footfall in London will always produce value to the consumer.
It is always advisable to check the seating plan before making a decision on which Come From Away tickets to choose.
The Phoenix Theatre does not have too many seats with a restricted view and the seats that are R/V should be clearly marked as such on the seating plan as well as on the ticket itself. The level of restriction should also be reflected in the price (for example, if a seat priced at £15 is next to a seat priced at £150 it is a safe bet to assume that the restriction will be pretty severe!) When it comes to clear view seats however, checking the price differentials can save you a lot of money as all of the different price bands have to have a cut off point by default and it is there that the real value lies as you can very often find tickets either next to each other or in front of each other that have a massive difference in the price tag yet they both have a completely clear view of the stage! The savings are there if you look.
They do but not often. There will always be quiet weeks in a supply and demand business like the West End and bargain hunting for Come From Away tickets during off peak weeks and for Monday to Thursday performances can yield big dividends. The official shops in and around Leicester Square also have on occasion access to certain discount rates midweek that you will rarely find online and never at the box office so if you prefer to make the effort to go into town to book tickets through retail outlets rather than online it can sometimes bring savings.
The Phoenix Theatre is not one of the largest venues in the West End so as long as the seats do not come with a restriction then the Upper Circle tickets for Come From Away are generally speaking fairly priced. It is always advisable to check the seating plan before booking though to make sure that you know exactly where in the auditorium you will be sitting so that you can get a proper idea of what the view of the stage will be like from that vantage point. There should always be a direct correlation between the product that you are receiving and the price that you are paying so checking the seating plan prior to purchase will always increase the odds in the favour of the consumer and reduce the chance of disappointment.
The official recommended age to watch Come From Away is 10 years however well behaved children slightly under that age should be fine.? Please be aware that children under 4 years will not be admitted to the theatre.