Come From AwayTuesday 1 October–Saturday 5 October Musical Theatre
Venue: Theatre Royal
Running time: Doors open 1 hour before each performance. Show times: 1 hour 40 mins with no interval. Subject to change
Age Guidance 10+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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7,000 Stranded Passengers. One Small Town. A Remarkable True Story.
Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway, this smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives with open hearts.
Experience this joyous story and soaring music as spirited locals and global passengers come together to forge friendships that will stay with them forever. The first female American Airlines captain, the quick-thinking town mayor, the mother of a New York firefighter and the eager local news reporter are among the many real characters caught at the start of the moment that changed the course of history and whose stories became a true celebration of hope, humanity and unity.
The cast will include Natasha J Barnes as Janice & others, Daniel Crowder as Nick, Doug & others, Mark Dugdale as Kevin T, Garth & others, Rosie Glossop as Bonnie & others, Amanda Henderson as Beulah & others, Kirsty Hoiles as Diane & others, Oliver Jacobson as Oz & others, Dale Mathurin as Bob & others, Nicholas Pound as Claude & others, Sara Poyzer as Beverley, Annette & others, Bree Smith as Hannah & others, Jamal Zulfiqar as Kevin J, Ali & others, with Angeline Bell, Daniel Cane, Ashleigh Harvey, Alyn Hawke, Kathryn Pemberton and Kevin Yates.
Tony Award-winning director Christopher Ashley alongside Olivier Award-winning writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein bring this uplifting true story to the stage in a life-affirming production that has audiences on their feet night after night.
Stats and facts
- 84 characters played by 12 actors
- 6579 passengers welcomed by the town of Newfoundland
- and 1 fish kissed!
Save £10 (Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle) on Tuesday 7.30pm performance. Save £4.50 (Stalls, Upper Circle) on Wednesday to Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 2pm performances.
Save £5 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Thursday 2pm performances. To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.
Save £5 in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Thursday 2pm performances on bookings of ten or more tickets with 1 free ticket for every 20 seats booked. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.
No concessions in the Balcony or for Friday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances
IT TAKES ALL OF TEN SECONDS TO BE IN ITS GENEROUS EMBRACE. YOU STAY THERE FOR THE NEXT 100 MINUTES: LAUGHING, TAPPING YOUR FOOT, WIPING AWAY TEARS, FEELING GOOD ABOUT HUMANITY — WHAT A RARE, WELCOME FEELING THAT IS THESE DAYS. IRRESISTIBLE AND INSPIRING. IT’S A MUSICAL THAT GETS EVERYTHING RIGHT. I WAS STILL STANDING AND CHEERING ON THE TRAIN HOME. THE BEST NEW MUSICAL SINCE HAMILTON… FUNNY, FAST AND IRRESISTIBLY OPEN-HEARTED WITHOUT BEING SAPPY.DOMINIC MAXWELL, THE TIMES
THIS SHOW IS A FOOT-STOMPING, HEART-WARMING TRIUMPH! IT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, CRY AND LEAVE THE THEATRE FULL OF HOPE. BY THE TIME IT REACHES THE END THERE WAS SIMPLY NO QUESTION THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE WOULD RISE AS ONE. UNITED. COME FROM NEAR, COME FROM FAR, COME FROM AWAY – JUST MAKE SURE YOU COME AND SEE THIS SHOW.STEFAN KYRIAZIS, DAILY EXPRESS
JUST GO SEE COME FROM AWAY! FIVE STARS JUST DOESN’T SEEM ENOUGH! 'BUT A TOUR-DE-FORCE WITH AN ENSEMBLE CAST THAT US UNEQUALLED IN THE WEST END AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME. COME FROM AWAY IS AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF ORDINARY PEOPLE MAKING AN EXTRAORDINARY DIFFERENCE. HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED. 'BUY A TICKET, SUSPEND YOUR DISBELIEF AND I GUARANTEE YOU WILL WALK OUT A BETTER HUMAN BEING.' 'WHAT I FOUND WAS A SPARK OF HOPE, ESPECIALLY IN TODAY’S TROUBLING TIMES, THAT WHEN CALLED PEOPLE MIGHT JUST SURPRISE YOU WITH AN UNFETTED DISPLAY OF HUMAN KINDNESS.'DOUGLAS MAYO, BRITISH THEATRE
IT'S WITTY AS WELL AS POIGNANT, FUNNY AS WELL AS SAD – A SHOW THAT GROUNDS ITS CHARACTERS IN ONE SPOT BUT TAKES FLIGHT AS A TRULY UPLIFTING PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRESIMON BUTTON, ATTITUDE
A MUST-SEE MUSICAL THAT’S A LIFE-AFFIRMING CELEBRATION OF HUMAN DECENCY. THIS CAREFULLY CRAFTED MUSICAL EXPERTLY TREADS THE LINE BETWEEN UPLIFTING AND HEART-WRENCHING.STACEY WILLIAMS, MIRROR
COME FROM AWAY IS IN A CATEGORY OF ITS OWN: A GENUINELY ORIGINAL MUSICAL, THAT IS FULL OF HEART, TRUTH AND GENUINE EMOTION. IT'S A SHOW WITH AN IMPACT THAT’S DIFFICULT TO DESCRIBE: IT FEELS LIKE IT CREEPS UP ON YOU UNAWARES, BEFORE FLOORING YOU WITH EMOTION. I WAS JUST OVERWHELMED – AND JUDGING BY THE CHEERS AND TEARS ON THE OPENING NIGHT, MOST OF THE AUDIENCE SEEMED TO BE, TOO.MARK SHENTON, LONDON THEATRE
MOVING, UPLIFTING AND LIFE-AFFIRMING. IT HAMMERS HOME THAT ESSENTIAL MESSAGE – THAT WHEREVER WE'RE FROM, WE’RE ALL HUMAN. IT’S HARD NOT TO BE MOVED BY A SHOW THIS STRONG, AND ONE THAT PROVES HOW GOOD INTENTIONS CAN PAVE THE WAY TO HEAVEN, OR AT LEAST A HIGHER FORM OF HUMANITY. INCREDIBLY MOVING AND UPLIFTING CANADIAN MUSICAL BASED ON A TRUE STORY OF KINDNESS.TIM BANO, THE STAGE
ITS HEARTFELT MESSAGE IS MORE NECESSARY THAN EVER. A TRIUMPH OF ENSEMBLE STORYTELLING THAT PACKS AN EMOTIONAL PUNCH. COME FROM AWAY IS THIS YEAR’S MUST-SEE MUSICAL.MARIANKA SWAIN, BROADWAY WORLD
THIS MUSICAL IS A GEM, A TONIC, AND A REMINDER OF WHAT MATTERS. A MOVING, IRRESISTIBLE SHOW THAT UNAPOLOGETICALLY CHAMPIONS KINDNESS.SARAH HEMMING, FINANCIAL TIMES
A MIRACULOUS MASTERPIECE. IT’S TOTALLY, SOUL-FEEDINGLY WONDERFUL. IT MAKES YOU LOOK INWARDS TO ASK: WHAT WOULD I DO IN THEIR PLACE? IT’S GENTLE UNCYNICAL WARMTH SPILLS OFF THE STAGE, EXTENDING A HUG TO AN AUDIENCE THAT WOULDN’T DREAM OF TURNING IT AWAY. A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED HYMN TO THE POWER OF COMMUNITY.ALICE SAVILLE, TIME OUT
AN AWARD-WINNING TRIBUTE TO THE GENEROSITY OF THE GOOD PEOPLE OF GANDER.JOHN NATHAN, METRO
A HYMN TO THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. A REAL GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT.HENRY HITCHINGS, THE EVENING STANDARD
A PARABLE MANY WILL SEE AS FIT FOR OUR TIMES. IT HAS A FEELGOOD FACTOR THAT SIMPLY DOESN'T LET-UP. IN DIVIDED TIMES, THAT'S A POWERFUL ANTIDOTE INDEED.JAMES FITZGERALD, WHAT’S ON STAGE
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