Casting Announced for Come From Away at Wales Millennium Centre
Written by Colin Dixon on 7th November 2023
Casting has been announced for Come From Away which will visit Wales Millennium Centre next spring on its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland.
Come from Away will be playing at Wales Millennium Centre from 2 – 6 April 2024, and tickets are on sale now: https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2024/come-from-away
The cast will include Amanda Henderson (BBC’s Casualty, Oliver! at Theatre Royal Drury Lane) as Beulah & others and Jamal Zulfiqar (Welsh National Opera’s Migrations, Wales Millennium Centre’s Tiger Bay) as Kevin J, Ali & others.
Natasha J Barnes (Hex, The Witches of Eastwick) will be starring as Janice & others, with Daniel Crowder (Mamma Mia!, The Mousetrap) as Nick, Doug & others, and Mark Dugdale (Come From Away, The Book Thief) as Kevin T, Garth & others.
Rosie Glossop (Kinky Boots: The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre and feature film) will be playing Bonnie & others with Kirsty Hoiles (Mamma Mia!, Spend Spend Spend) as Diane & others.
They will be joined by Oliver Jacobson (The Book of Mormon, Grease) as Oz & others, Dale Mathurin (Frankenstein, Evita) as Bob & others, with Nicholas Pound (Cats, Elf) as Claude & others. Sara Poyzer (Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot the Musical) will be starring as Beverley, Annette & others with Bree Smith (Titanic The Musical, The Color Purple) playing Hannah & others.
The cast will be completed by Angeline Bell (Matilda, Mary Poppins), Daniel Cane (The Country Wife, Spamalot), Ashleigh Harvey (Mamma Mia!, Heathers), Alyn Hawke (Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, 42nd Street), Kathryn Pemberton (The Sopranos, Catch Me), and Kevin Yates (Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical).
Come From Away 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.
Experience the joyous story and soaring music as spirited locals and global passengers come together and forge friendships that will stay with them forever. The first female American Airlines captain, the quick-thinking town mayor, the mother of a New York firefighter and the eager local news reporter are among the many real characters caught at the start of the moment that changed the course of history, and whose stories became a true celebration of hope, humanity, and unity.
Winner of Best New Musical across the globe, the international hit musical has celebrated record-breaking engagements in the West End, on Broadway, in Canada, throughout Australia, and on a 60-city North American Tour.
The Come From Away creative team include Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, Music and Lyrics), Christopher Ashley (Director), Kelly Devine (Musical Staging), Ian Eisendrath (Music Supervision and Arrangements), Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design), Howell Binkley (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), David Brian Brown (Hair Design), August Eriksmoen (Orchestrations), Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG (Casting), Tara Overfield Wilkinson (UK Associate Director), Richard J. Hinds (UK Associate Choreographer), Kirsty Malpass (UK Assistant Director), Alan Berry (UK Musical Supervisor), Andrew Corcoran (UK Musical Director), Zoë Hurwitz (UK Associate Set Designer), Sabrina Cuniberto (UK Costume Supervisor) and Marcus Hall Props (UK Props Supervisor).
Come From Away is produced in the UK by Smith & Brant Theatricals in association with Curve.