What Did London Critics Think of West End's Come From Away?

The Verdict   What Did London Critics Think of West End's Come From Away?
The musical officially opened February 18 at the Phoenix Theatre.
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Rachel Tucker and the London cast of Come From Away Matthew Murphy

Come From Away, which tells the true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland in the wake of September 11, officially opened in London's West End February 18. The musical, which previously played a limited engagement at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, began previews at the Phoenix Theatre January 30.

Read reviews for the U.K. production below:

The Arts Desk (Matt Wolf)

The Daily Mail (Patrick Marmion)

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

Exeunt Magazine (Hailey Bachrach)

Express (Stefan Kyriazis)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Alice Saville)

The Times (Dominic Maxwell)

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 also celebrated two years at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre February 18, 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.


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.

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