Telling a joyous true story of friendship in the wake of crisis, Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s heart-warming musical has Come From Away to the West End.
Following record-breaking runs in Canada, across the USA and on Broadway, where it was nominated for seven Tony Awards (winning Best Direction of a Musical), Come From Away tells the incredible real-life tale of the 7,000 air passengers grounded in Canada after 9/11.
On 11 September 2001 the world stopped. On 12 September, their stories moved us all.
Set in the small Newfoundland community of Gander, which invited these “come from aways” into their homes and lives, the musical shows how, despite initial nerves and tensions, uneasiness soon gave way to trust. And as music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendship, and hope, humanity and unity prevailed.