Come From Away visits Wales Millennium Centre
Written by Gavin on 30th May 2023
Come From Away, the multi award-winning ‘Best Musical’ across the globe, is coming to Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre next year on its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland, direct from playing over 1000 performances in the West End.
This critically acclaimed international show 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. 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.
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.
Tickets are on sale to the public from 9 June 2023, but Wales Millennium Centre Ffrind members can get access two days earlier. Become a Ffrind member today for early access to tickets, special offers and discounts on drinks at www.wmc.org.uk/ffrind.
Winner of ‘Best New Musical’ across the globe, Come From Away has celebrated record-breaking engagements on Broadway, in Canada, throughout Australia, on a 60-city North American Tour and in the West End, playing to more than 850,000 people at the Phoenix Theatre. Casting for the UK and Ireland tour is still to be announced.
Graeme Farrow, Wales Millennium Centre’s Artistic Director, said:
“This heartwarming story has understandably gathered a great following. It’s full of generosity and compassion, when a day of darkness led to people pulling together, and strangers becoming family. Not one to miss!”
The Come From Away Creative team include Olivier Award-winning writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, Music and Lyrics), Tony Award-winning director Christopher Ashley, 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 (Associate Director), and Richard Hinds (Associate Choreographer).
Come From Away is produced in the UK by Junkyard Dog Productions and Smith & Brant Theatricals.