NEWS: Cast Announced for UK and Irish Premiere of Come From Away

Casting for the production which plays at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from the 6th December until the 19th January before arriving at London’s Phoenix Theatre at the end of January has been confirmed. 

Come From Away
(c) Helen Maybanks. 

The cast for the UK and Irish premieres of the musical is set to see Jenna Boyd (Beulah and others), Nathanael Campbell (Bob and others), Clive Carter (Claude and others), Mary Doherty (Bonnie and others), Robert Hands (Nick, Doug and others), Helen Hobson (Diane and others), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J, Ali and others), Harry Morrison (Oz and others), Emma Salvo (Janice and others), David Shannon (Kevin T, Garth and others), Cat Simmons (Hannah and others) and Rachel Tucker (Beverley, Annette and others) with Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney all starring in the production based on true events.

This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.

As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories became a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

The musical features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Christopher Ashley (who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical). Elsewhere, the creative team includes: 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.

Jenna Boyd’s previous theatre credits include Love on the Links (Salisbury Playhouse), The Wind in the Willows (UK Tour/ London Palladium), Oliver! and Simply Cinderella (Leicester Curve),

Nathanael Campbell most recently appeared in Guys & Dolls (Manchester Royal Exchange). His previous theatre credits include Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour), All That Lives (Ovalhouse), Back to the Future (Secret Cinema) and Macbeth (S4K National & International Tour).

Clive Carter’s stage credits include King The Musical: In Concert (Hackney Empire), Oklahoma! (Royal Albert Hall/ BBC Proms), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre) and My Fair Lady(International Tour/ Larnaca Festival and Sheffield Crucible).

Mary Doherty’s stage credits include Henry VI, All’s Well That Ends Well and Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe), Anne Boleyn (English Touring Theatre/ Shakespeare’s Globe), Two Cities (Salisbury Playhouse), Inherit The Wind (The Old Vic), Our House (Cambridge Theatre) andGrease (UK Tour).

Robert Hands’ stage credits include the original West End cast of Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Old Vic), The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre), Troilus and Cressida (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Mamma Mia!(Prince of Wales Theatre) and The Schumann Plan (Hampstead Theatre).

Helen Hobson’s credits include Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre and UK Tour), Only The Brave (Wales Millenium Centre) and Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre)

Jonathan Andrew Hume’s stage appearances include Disney’s The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour) and Alice in Winterland (Rose Theatre Kingston).

Harry Morrison’s stage credits include Half a Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre and Nöel Coward Theatre), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Guys and Dolls and Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Emma Salvo’s stage credits include The Toxic Avenger (Arts Theatre), Sincerely, Mister Toad (UK Tour), Grease (Royal Caribbean) and Sleeping Beauty (Mercury Theatre).

David Shannon’s stage credits include Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) and Matilda(Cambridge Theatre). He was Olivier-nominated for originating the role of John in The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre).

Cat Simmons is known to television audiences as DC Kezia Walker in long running ITV series The Bill. Stage credits include Nancy in Oliver!(UK Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), Simply Heavenly (Young Vic) and Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill’s musical premiere of Been So Long (Young Vic).

Rachel Tucker’s extensive  stage credits include Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Last Ship (Neil Simon Theatre, New York),Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse), Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London and Gershwin Theatre, New York), We Will Rock You(Dominion Theatre) and The Wizard of Oz (Belfast Lyric Theatre).

Come From Away will play at the Phoenix Theatre from the 30th January 2019. To book tickets click here or visit: ATG Tickets, From the Box Office, Love, Theatre Tickets or See Tickets

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