Rachel Tucker, Helen Hobson, More Star in Come From Away in London Beginning January 30

London News   Rachel Tucker, Helen Hobson, More Star in Come From Away in London Beginning January 30
 
The musical heads to the West End following a Dublin engagement.
<i>Come From Away </i>West End cast on the roof of Canada House
Come From Away West End cast on the roof of Canada House Helen Maybanks

Come From Away, which tells the true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland in the wake of September 11, begins performances in London's West End January 30. The critically acclaimed musical, which recently concluded a limited engagement at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, will officially open at the Phoenix Theatre February 18.

The cast includes Wicked star Rachel Tucker (Beverley, Annette), Jenna Boyd (Beulah), Nathanael Campbell (Bob), Clive Carter (Claude), Mary Doherty (Bonnie), Robert Hands (Nick, Doug), Helen Hobson (Diane), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J, Ali), Harry Morrison (Oz), Emma Salvo (Janice), David Shannon (Kevin T, Garth), and Cat Simmons (Hannah), with Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears, and Jennifer Tierney.

The musical, which continues to play Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, features a book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.

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In an earlier statement, Sankoff and Hein said, “The humor, the music, and the infectious generosity of spirit of the people of Newfoundland inspired us to write this musical, however, along the journey we discovered that this isn’t just a Canadian story—it’s a universal story of how, when faced with global atrocities, the world comes together to respond with kindness and cooperation. We are particularly thrilled to be sharing this story with audiences in the U.K. and Ireland.”

Come From Away was originally co-produced in 2015 by La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, and presented in 2016 by Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Canada, all in partnership with Junkyard Dog Productions.

For ticket information visit ComeFromAwayLondon.co.uk.

(Updated December 6, 2018)

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