Hit musical Come From Away will extend its run in the West End until 15th February 2020. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, the critically acclaimed production recently earned great success at the Olivier Awards, winning “Best New Musical”, “Best Theatre … [Read more...]
Phoenix Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews for Come From Away
COME FROM AWAY
Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. Winner of 4 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Come From Away has taken the West End by storm. Playing to nightly standing ovations at London's Phoenix Theatre, Come From Away also continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada.
This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these 'come from aways' into their lives.
As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories became a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.
Awarded the Tony® for Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley's production guides audiences through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, brought to life by Olivier Award-winning writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.
The Phoenix Theatre London
While the elevation of this theatre which fronts onto Charing Cross Road looks somewhat simplistic, the art deco interior which was designed by the Russian director and designer Theodore Komisarjevsky is superb. In the 1970′s the entrance to the theatre was moved from Charing Cross Road to Phoenix Street, while the Advance Box Office is half-way between the two in Charing Cross Road.
In 1986 part of the adjacent car park, which had been a former bomb site, was used to build a cinema, and this has now been demolished to make way for residential development. Karl Marx once lived in the building which is one of the oldest in Soho. But its claim to fame in the 20th century was as “Leoni’s Quo Vadis”, one of London’s most respected Italian restaurants founded in the 1930s by Peppino Leoni.
The charm of the ground floor restaurant with its stained glass windows and relatively simple interior has been restored and a menu devised whose range and quality have won instant acclaim. The striking works of art displayed within the restaurant are created in honour to such luminaries as Lucio Fontana and Alberto Giacometti.
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0JP
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Tube Lines: Central, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.
Railway Station: Euston
Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Car Park: Chinatown
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop and Toilets
It almost sounds like something that should be protested against – a musical with lively choreography and joyous melodies, about what happened to thousands of people on planes that were forced to make emergency landings at Gander International Airport, Newfoundland, because United States airspace was closed in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist incidents in New … [Read more...]
Caroline Flack will star as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO from 10 December 2018 until the end of the show’s run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5 January 2019. Caroline joins YouTube sensation and star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Todrick Hall as Billy Flynn, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Sarah Soetaert plays the role of … [Read more...]
Today it has been announced that Rachel Tucker will be leading the West End cast in the hit Broadway musical Come From Away and it starts off in Dublin (Abbey Theatre) this December before landing at its new home, the Phoenix Theatre in late January 2019. The official opening night in London will be February 18th 2019. Held at Canada House in Trafalgar Square this … [Read more...]
Casting has been announced for Come From Away the Tony Award-winning musical which will land in London for its long-awaited UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre next year with performances from 30 January 2019, and a pre-West End engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January 2019. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air … [Read more...]
Laura Tyrer will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24th September through to Saturday 6th October 2018. Laura joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Laura Tyrer secured the role of Velma via an audition to be shown … [Read more...]
The Tony Award-winning new musical COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. It will land in London for its long-awaited UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre next year with performances from 30th January 2019 and opening night on 18th February … [Read more...]
The Tony Award-winning new musical COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. It will land in London for its long-awaited UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre next year with performances from 30 January 2019 and opening night on 18 February 2019. Prior … [Read more...]
You may well have been in a situation before where two or more people are saying something at the same time. In the melee of words streaming forth, nobody’s voice stands out, and whatever was being said, by whoever, is lost: all that is heard is a wall of sound. Such was the feeling I had part-way through the first half of this West End revival production of Chicago … [Read more...]