Come From Away’s London West End production has announced an extension into 2020.
With a score and book written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away proved a huge hit on Broadway before transferring to the West End at the start of 2019.
Winner of Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards last month, producers today (May 15) announced the show has been extended through to 15 February 2020. The musical was previously booking until September.
The critically acclaimed and award winning play shares the touching real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.
Come From Away’s uplifting story and soaring score saw it nominated for nine awards at the Olivier Awards in 2019, winning four.
Alongside Best New Musical, other wins were Best Sound Design for Gareth Owen, Best Theatre Choreographer for Kelly Devine and Outstanding Achievement In Music for the show’s music team.
Further nominations were Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical for both Clive Carter and Robert Hands, Best Actress In a Supporting Role In A Musical for Rachel Tucker, Best Lighting Design for Howell Binkley and Best Director for Christopher Ashley.
Currently playing at the Phoenix Theatre, Come From Away runs for an hour and 40 minutes with no interval. Tickets are currently available from £10.
Tickets for the new booking period go on sale at 10am on Monday 20 May.
Alongside Olivier nominees Tucker, Carter and Hands, the current Come From Away London cast is made up of Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Mary Doherty, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, David Shannon and Cat Simmons.
Standbys are Bob Harms, Chiara Baronti, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurn, Alexander McMorran, Brandon lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.