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George Street, Oxford, South East OX1 2AG

Come From Away

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Closed April 27, 2024

it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace...It calls for quicksilver, charismatic acting and singing. It gets it from this versatile cast. It's an evening that, frankly, gets everything right.

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Why See Come From Away?

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the remarkable true story - on tour!

Come From Away: the touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion is back to inspire audiences in the West End. Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, the rippling impact of 9/11 across the world is felt in a Newfoundland town, when no less than 38 transatlantic flights are ordered to land.

Mirroring the success of the show's Broadway run, Come From Away opened to glowing reviews in the West End, going on to scoop no less than four 2019 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community opened its hearts and homes to its unexpected guests.  Set to a folk-inspired score played by an on-stage band, discover the incredible multi-Olivier Award-winning musical for yourself when it takes to the road on tour!

What Is Come From Away About?

Based on a true story, Come From Away follows the events of September 11th, 2001, when, far away from New York, 38 transatlantic flights are grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland. With the US airspace closed, 7000 people emerge from the planes into a surreal scene, and despite almost doubling the town's population, are welcomed with open hearts, minds and arms.

Although the horrors of that day are all too familiar, this is a story of hope told from the perspective of a handful of passengers and Gander residents, who wholeheartedly welcomed the stranded travellers into their homes - and into their lives. Among the characters are American Airlines' first female pilot, a gay couple called Kevin, and an Egyptian chef, who fears a frosty reception from the community - only to be proved entirely wrong. Weaving together their storylines, the show creates an affirming portrait of human connection in the most trying of circumstances.

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Opening night: 23 April 2024


Recommended for ages 10+

Run time

One hour 40 minutes - no interval

Cast and Creative


Natasha J Barnes as Janice and others
Daniel Crowder as Nick, Doug and others
Mark Dugdale as Kevin T, Garth and others
Rosie Glossop as Bonnie and others
Amanda Henderson as Beulah and others
Kirsty Hoiles as Diane and others
Oliver Jacobson as Oz and others
Dale Mathurin as Bob and others
Nicholas Pound as Claude and others
Sara Poyzer as Beverley, Annette and others
Bree Smith as Hannah and others
Jamal Zulfiqar as Kevin J, Ali and others


Angeline Bell, Daniel Cane, Ashleigh Harvey, Alyn Hawke, Kathryn Pemberton and Kevin Yates 


Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff & David Hein
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Music Direction by Ian Eisendrath
Choreography by Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt 
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie 
Lighting Design by James Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Gareth Owen


Olivier Awards, 2019 - Wins

Best New Musical
Best Sound Design - Gareth Owen
Best Theatre Choreographer - Kelly Devine
Outstanding Achievement in Music

Olivier Awards, 2019 - Nominations

Best New Musical
Best Director - Christopher Ashley
Best Sound Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Theatre Choreographer - Kelly Devine
Best Actress in a Supporting Role In A Musical - Rachel Tucker
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Clive Carter & Robert Hands
Outstanding Achievement in Music


Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley

2017 Tony Award Nominations - BROADWAY PRODUCTION

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Best Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Original Score - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Best Choreography - Kelly Devine


Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Christopher Ashley
Oustanding Music - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Oustanding Lyrics - Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Outstanding Choreography - Kelly Devine
Outstanding Orchestrations - August Eriksmoen
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Toni-Leslie James


Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jenn Colella
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Irene Sankoff and David Hein

What we thought

a STUNNING Triumph

We're reminded that despite our differences, kindness and understanding has the power to unite us all

As the events of 9/11 united us all in heartbreak and fear, so too does Come From Away, scraping away layers of that unforgettable day and showing us the little-known story of Gander, a small town in Newfoundland.

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Kitty McCarron

Kitty McCarron

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Libby : “Come from away”

Absolutely fantastic. Great music and songs, brilliant acting. feel good... more

Anonymous : “amazing!!”

best musical i have ever seen, you feel as if you are part of the show.... more

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