Plans afoot for Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s return with ‘Come From Away’

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Plans afoot for Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s return with ‘Come From Away’

While coronavirus has closed theatre doors, a musical comeback is due in February

While theatres have been asked to close their doors once more, plans are afoot for Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s musical to return in February as Come From Away: The Concert. 

The specially adapted concert version of the West End hit at the Phoenix Theatre features reduced audience capacity to allow for safe social distancing.

Come From Away tells the inspiring true story of how the residents of Gander, Newfoundland, welcomed 7,000 stranded passengers from around the world after they were grounded following the terror attacks of 11 September 2001. 

Among them was Rabbi Levi Sudak of Edgware as well as a Holocaust survivor.

Producers of Come From Away, John Brant and Joseph Smith, said: “Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but as uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.”

During its London run, the show won four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical,
as well as scooped multiple accolades across the globe. 

Come From Away: The Concert plays at Phoenix Theatre from 10 to 27 February 2021,

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