The musical is set to return as Come From Away: The Concert, running at the Phoenix Theatre from the 10th to the 27th February.
This specially adapted show with reduced audience capacity will bring the Olivier award winning production back to the stage for a limited time from the 10th to the 27th February 2021.
Come From Away: The Concert will reunite the cast, band and company with specially adapted staging and a reduced audience capacity to allow for safe social-distancing. It will be the first opportunity for audiences to see the show since theatres closed in March.
There will also be an invited dress rehearsal performance of the concert, which will be free for key workers to attend on 10th February at 2.30pm, to return some of the kindness they have given the public this year and always. Details on how to apply for free tickets to this performance will be announced in January 2021.
Come From Away tells the remarkable and inspiring true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but as uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Come From Away: The Concert will star Jenna Boyd (Beulah and others), Tarinn Callender (Bob and others), James Doherty (Claude and others), Mary Doherty (Bonnie and others), Mark Dugdale (Kevin T/Garth and others), Alice Fearn (Beverley/Annette and others), Kate Graham (Diane and others), Alasdair Harvey (Nick/Doug and others), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J/Ali and others), Harry Morrison (Oz and others),Emma Salvo (Janice and others), and Cat Simmons (Hannah and others), with Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey,Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark.
Meanwhile, the creative team behind the musical includes: a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, direction by 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, hair design by David Brian Brown, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Talking about the news, Producers John Brant and Joseph Smith, said: “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. Theatre is integral to the vibrancy of the UK’s creative sector; it is one of the key drivers of the night-time economy of many cities across the UK so now more than ever we want to tell our story and give audiences the chance to see us live again.”