NEWS: Come From Away to Embark on UK and Ireland Tour in 2024

The news comes as the London production prepares to play its final performance in January 2023.

It has been announced that the award winning musical will embark on its first UK and Ireland tour in 2024, opening in Leicester with exact dates and venues to be confirmed. The news comes as the musical prepares to play its final London performance at the Phoenix Theatre on the 7th January.

Having won a number of awards across the globe, Come From Away shares the 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.

The musical features book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and direction by Christopher Ashley. They are joined in the creative team by Kelly Devine (Musical Staging), Ian Eisendrath (Music Supervision and Arrangements), Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), David Brian Brown (Hair Design), August Eriksmoen (Orchestrations), Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG (Casting), Joel Goldes (Dialect Coach), Michael Rubinoff (Creative Consultant), Bob Hallett (Newfoundland Music Consultant),  Shirley Fishman (Dramaturg), Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Associate Director and Choreographer UK), and Kirsty Malpass (Assistant Director and Choreographer UK).

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 DC and Mirvish Productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Canada, all in partnership with Junkyard Dog Productions. The musical was originally developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Michael Rubinoff Producer, Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and was further developed at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, in East Haddam CT. The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle WA also provided development support. 

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