Based on the true story of how the inhabitants of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, coped with the diversion of numerous planes from American airspace on 9/11, Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre is full of hope and joy, and the atmosphere is electric right from the off.
‘You are here, at the start of a moment’. Those words in Come From Away never felt more true. Four hundred and 95 days after last being in a West End theatre, 495 days after last seeing a musical, 495 days without theatre. And ‘You are here…’
As the multi-award-winning Come From Away prepares to welcome audiences back to the Phoenix Theatre in London from 22 July 2021, two new members has been announced for the London cast and full details have been confirmed for the full Come From Away UK family, on and off stage.
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres start reopening from tonight (17 May) in London and at other theatres in the UK.
It turns out New York is moving even faster, with the state (and its neighbours, New Jersey and Connecticut), according to the New York Times on Monday, “lifting almost all their pandemic restrictions, paving the way for a return to fuller offices and restaurants, a more vibrant nightlife and a richer array of cultural and religious gatherings for the first time in a year”.
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
The shutters of London’s Phoenix Theatre will lift on 22 July 2021 and welcome in audiences to the highly anticipated re-opening of the hit musical Come From Away.
The joy of finally returning to live theatre in Melbourne is exponentially magnified by the heart lifting humanity of the first musical to reopen, Come From Away.
A specially staged concert version of award-winning hit musical Come From Away, due to play at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10-27 February 2021, has been cancelled following the Ambassador Theatre Group’s announcement that performances at the company’s UK venues have been suspended until 3 April 2021.
Multi-award-winning hit musical Come From Away will make a return to the West End early next year with a very special staged concert version performed for a limited run at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10-27 February 2021.
The BBTAs have revealed the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards nominee list, voted almost entirely by the public and representing some of the finest work by Black performers and creatives in UK theatre. The 2020 awards ceremony will air on Sky Arts this autumn, as part of the channel’s free to air line-up.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie musicals were abundant and arguably the most popular genre. However, with the move towards pop culture in the 1960s, their popularity dwindled and gave way to a more rebellious style and tone.
With everything going on at the moment, I thought one thing that everyone could do with is some positive and uplifting songs.
Andrew Scott, Sharon D. Clarke, Juliet Stevenson, Sam Tutty and Hammed Animashaun have won the top acting honours at the 2019 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.
As the Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical Come From Away enters its second year in the West End, it welcomes new cast members from 10 February 2020.
And so here it is… my top 10 musicals of the decade. It turned out to be a slightly emotional journey. But it turns out musicals meant a lot in that time and I’ll fight anyone who says musicals aren’t a serious artform.
Emma Clarendon selects her favourite theatre productions of the year…
Here’s our Top 10 list for 2019 with three musicals – Come From Away, Curve’s West Side Story and the touring production of Amelie dominating the top spots.
Shortlists have been announced for the 65th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 24 November 2019 at the London Coliseum.
Offering the pure joy of musical theatre at its unadulterated best, Come from Away is a breathless celebration of the finest qualities of humanity.