New Tour: Come From Away
Written by Jamie Griffiths on February 9, 2023
Come From Away is to tour
Multi-award-winning musical and Matinee favourite Come From Away will open its first ever UK and Ireland tour at Leicester’s Curve theatre from 1 to 9 March 2024. The news was revealed at Curve’s Season Preview event on Monday 6 February, which included a live performance of ‘Me and the Sky’ from former West End cast member Alice Fearn.
Winner of Best New Musical across the globe, 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.
Speaking about the news, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Joe Smith, John Brant and the teams at Smith and Brant Theatricals and Junkyard Dog Productions to bring this incredible story of community spirit to our communities here in Leicester.Come From Away is a profoundly moving musical, celebrating the best of humanity, and we know audiences here in Leicester, across the UK and Ireland will be blown away by this life-affirming piece of pure theatre.”
Experience the joy, heartache and soaring music as the spirited locals and global passengers overcome their fears and a world of cultural differences to 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.
The international hit musical has celebrated sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, in Canada, throughout Australia, and on a 60-city North American Tour.
The UK and Ireland tour of Come From Away is a Junkyard Dog Productions, Smith & Brant Theatricals and Made at Curve co-production.