David Hein and Irene Sankoff’s Come From Away is returning to the West End for 2021.
The musical, celebrating its second anniversary, will come to the Phoenix Theatre, London with a limited concert version of the show.
Come From Away will run in the West End from the 10th February until the 27th, including a special dress rehearsal performance for key workers.
The whole cast will be returning for the new run, including Alice Fearn, Jenna Boyd and Tarinn Callender.
💙 Come From Aways 💛
It's time to welcome you back to the Rock! 📍🗺️
— Come From Away UK (@ComeFromAwayUK) December 11, 2020
Producers John Brant and Joseph Smith have welcomed the return, saying “we are thrilled to be able to present Come From Away in this specially adapted staged concert. It’s been too long since we were able to welcome people to ‘The Rock’ and we’ve really missed our audiences.
“The resilience and kindness of Newfoundlanders is known the world over and constantly provides inspiration to us all in these challenging times.”
The musical follows the story of how a small community came together to welcome 7,000 plane passengers after the events of 9/11. Many characters mirror the lives of real-life passengers, including how Nick and Diane Marson fell in love. A film version of the show is also in development.
Words by Neve Gordon-Farleigh.
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