1 h 40 mins
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After record-breaking runs on New York City’s Broadway and four prestigious Olivier Awards, Come From Away is landing in London at the Phoenix Theatre.
Delve into the remarkable true story of Come From Away where 7,000 air passengers were left stranded in a small town during the tragedy of 9/11. Set in the scenic Canadian province of Newfoundland, a close-knit community must welcome thousands of ‘come from aways’ into their quiet lives in the name of generosity and empathy. As people from all over the world come together in the wake of disaster, cultures clash and tensions initially run high but things are soon soothed by the magic of music and spirit of humanity. This touching true tale written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein features Tony Award-winning direction by Christopher Ashley and a host of much-loved songs including Welcome to the Rock, Me and the Sky and 38 Planes. As powerful friendships are born against all odds, Come From Away offers some of the most important lessons in compassion and unity from musical theatre that London has to offer.
Come From Away’s roaring success speaks for itself and will have the whole family grinning from ear to ear, and maybe even shedding a tear. For even more of the best musicals in London where messages of friendship soar, why not check out Everybody’s Talking About Jamie or Wicked the Musical?
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Playful Productions is one of the largest independent London productions companies for West End theatre, producing top London shows as well as musicals on Broadway and renowned international tours. Founded by Nia Janis, Matthew Byan Shaw and Nick Salmon in 2010, Playful Productions now consists of 21 producers managing some of the best theatre in London and beyond, with productions taking to the likes of the National Theatre, the Young Vic Theatre, The Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company and many more prestigious venues.
From their Covent Garden base, Playful Productions has brought us some of the most beloved new musicals in London, such as Come From Away, as well as long-standing theatrical icons like Kinky Boots, Dirty Dancing and Wicked, which is currently playing the Apollo Victoria Theatre. With family favourites like Shrek The Musical, comedy farces such as Noises Off and political plays like the new Good starring David Tennant, this top West End producer creates a huge range of award-winning shows, with their titles receiving a whopping 27 Olivier Awards, 10 Tony Awards and even Oscar and Grammy nominations.