After its huge success in Broadway, “Come From Away” arrives at the Phoenix Theatre on 30 January, 2019. Not only will this new musical make you laugh and cry and move you, for many people it will also be a burst of hope that will help you recover your faith in humanity. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and directed by Christopher Ashley, Come From Away is a true story of kindness, unconditional love and union in the face of an unfortunate situation. In short, if you like to leave the theatre with a smile on your face, then this is the musical for you.
Based on a true story, Come From Away narrates one of the untold stories of September 11, 2001. A musical about the other side of the tragedy, which not only abounded in hatred and terror, but also in love, affection, empathy and bonding. All the characters are based on real people who were specifically interviewed by the creators of the musical.
Running time: 100 minutes with no intermission
Recommended age: over 10 years old.
After the 9/11 terror attacks, 7,000 passengers who were on their way to the United States were diverted to the little town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada, making its population of no more than 9,000 multiply by two to some 16,000 people. The musical tells the story of how all these neighbours, who were totally unprepared to attend to so many people without any prior warning, did everything they could to provide shelter for all the passengers at a time of such tension as was experienced on that fateful September day.
A moving story that shows how feelings of love and compassion are stronger than fear or terror. In a time when smartphones had yet to be invented, all those people who had “Come From Away” to Gander had no way of getting in touch with their relatives or to find out what was really going on nor when they might be able to return to the United States. Thanks to the hospitality of this Canadian community, who did everything they possibly could to help, every single one of them received shelter, irrespective of their culture, religion or mother language.
Rachel Tucker, Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, David Shannon, and Cat Simmons, with Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.
Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm. Matinee performances every Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm. No show on Sundays. Tickets are available for performances from 30 January to 25 May, 2019.
ORCHESTRA STALLS: With a capacity for 474 people, the Stalls area is the best place from which to enjoy the show. The premium area is located here also, although you can find tickets with reduced prices in the seats at the sides of the first rows.
DRESS CIRCLE: 280 seats are available here, each with a great panoramic view of the stage.
GRAND CIRCLE: The cheapest 254 seats in the theatre. Bear in mind that the first row of this area may offer reduced visibility due to its safety rail and the lighting equipment.
How much do Come From Away tickets cost?
Ticket prices change depending on the date you choose. In general, you can get tickets from £20 from Monday to Thursday, while tickets for Friday and Saturday shows cost at least £29.
The cheapest tickets: The most affordable tickets are for the last rows of the Grand Circle and the Dress Circle.
The best value for money: Best Value tickets are for the seats at the sides of the Stalls and the Dress Circle. Due to the theatre’s architecture, these seats have very good visibility, and you’ll be able to save up to £30.
Premium seats: There are two premium areas in the theatre. The one in the centre of the Stalls offers an immersive experience, while the other one in the first rows of the Dress Circle offers a perfect panoramic view of the stage. Ticket prices in this area range from £125 to £95 depending on the date.
How can I get cheap tickets to see Come From Away?
If you book in advance you can enjoy important discounts on your tickets.
Inaugurated on 24 September, 1930, with the premiere of Private Lives, the Phoenix Theatre has been home to a never-ending list of successful plays, such as Bend It Like Beckham, Blood Brothers, Into the Woods, or the new revival of Chicago The Musical, with Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Finn. This West End theatre has a capacity for 1012 people, distributed over three floors: 474 seats in the Stalls, 280 seats in the Dress Circle and 254 seats in the Grand Circle.
How can I get to the Phoenix Theatre?
Located in the London Borough of Camden, the address of the Phoenix Theatre is: Charing Cross Road, London, WC2. The closest tube station is Tottenham Court Road, just 5 minutes away from the theatre, while Covent Garden and Leicester Square are about a 10-minute walk away.
The Phoenix Theatre is also just 15 minutes from Charing Cross train station. The street in which the theatre stands has a bus stop serving routes 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176.
If you decide to take your car, the Phoenix Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland programme. If you show them your theatre ticket, you will obtain a 50% discount on your parking fee. The closest car parks are in Chinatown and Soho.
Recommended age: Over 10 years old.
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Accessibility: Accessible entrance for wheelchairs from Flitcroft Street. There are two spaces for people in wheelchairs in Box C and two movable seats for people with reduced mobility who can transfer from a wheelchair to a theatre seat. Bear in mind that Boxes offer partially reduced visibility.
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