Come From Away
Playful Productions is general managing the UK premiere of Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. Come From Away opened at the Phoenix Theatre on 18 February 2019 with previews starting on 30th January.
Prior to its West End engagement Come From Away had a limited run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019.
Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of the 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and how the residents of Gander, Newfoundland 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 features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed 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, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Come From Away is produced in the UK and Ireland by Junkyard Dog Productions and Smith & Brant Theatricals. The European premiere of Come From Away was presented in partnership with the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.