Come from Away (London)
Ends Jan 07 1h 40m
Come from Away (London)
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Come from Away (London) London Reviews and Tickets

93%
(522 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

About the Show

Olivier Award-winning show inspired by the true events which took place following the 9/11 attacks. Read more Show less

Member Reviews (522)

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88 Reviews | 5 Followers
88
Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see a show with a very unique musical style, that’ll have you laughing, crying and everything in between.

Don't see it if you’re too embarrassed to cry in public.

85 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see the best show in town!

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason.

84 Reviews | 3 Followers
90
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see how a feel-good story can still come out of a tragic event; also see it even if you don't like big Broadway-style musicals.

Don't see it if you think you will have trouble coping with a production about 9/11. Read more

69 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Masterful, Must see, Exquisite, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want to be inspired, laugh, cry and feel all your emotions

Don't see it if This is the only show I’ve ever given 100 to, so there’s no reason not to see it Read more

57 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Epic, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want some faith in humanity!

Don't see it if your heart was constructed by satan and you hate life.

48 Reviews | 4 Followers
92
Riveting, Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want an emotional rollercoaster of a performance.

Don't see it if You are triggered by the events surrounding 9/1l

46 Reviews | 3 Followers
70
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if love a short show with loads packed in

Don't see it if want more of a storyline

46 Reviews | 1 Follower
70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Overrated, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You like a heart warming story. This show is definitely worth seeing for the story alone.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show stopping west end show. Read more

Critic Reviews (14)

The Telegraph (UK)
February 18th, 2019

At the same time, much as I consider its hour and 40-minute non-stop evocation of that sleepless and rather surreal episode informative, inspiring and even stirring too, there’s a glossiness about it that smooths over the upset of that era-defining world event.
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London Theatre
February 18th, 2019

It's a show with an impact that’s difficult to describe: it feels like it creeps up on you unawares, before flooring you with emotion. I was just overwhelmed - and judging by the cheers and tears on the opening night, most of the audience seemed to be, too.
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The Guardian (UK)
February 18th, 2019

"It is musically vigorous and excellently staged but...I found something bludgeoning about its relentless celebration of civic virtue...The songs, which have a folk-rock feel, are good and Christopher Ashley’s direction and Kelly Devine’s musical staging ingeniously use rearranged chairs to evoke both a suffocating plane cabin and the diverse spaces opened to the visitors...The show could hardly be better done even if, as a work of art, I found it lacking in complexity and argument."
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The Times (UK)
February 19th, 2019

It’s an evening that, frankly, gets everything right. Did I stand and cheer at the end? I was still standing and cheering on the train home.
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Time Out London
February 18th, 2019

"It’s all totally, soul-feedingly wonderful...It feels so organic that you almost don’t notice how carefully it’s been crafted. Individual stories are woven through rousing, foot-stomping, all-company choruses. Actors swap between playing locals and incomers with a fluidity that shows it’s just chance separating the two...It’s seductive in its resolute unsexiness, and its gentle uncynical warmth spills off the stage, extending a hug to an audience that wouldn’t dream of turning it away."
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Time Out London
August 16th, 2021

‘Come from Away’ creates a kind of temporary utopia: a little world where (almost) everyone is forced, by earth-shattering events hundreds of miles away, to come together and build a community based on principles of generosity and care.
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The Independent (UK)
February 18th, 2019

In these divisive times, with invasion scares and border walls and trumped-up national emergencies, the show’s celebration of selfless hospitality has certainly found its moment.
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The Stage (UK)
February 18th, 2019

It’s hard not to be moved by a show this strong, and one that proves how good intentions can pave the way to heaven, or at least a higher form of humanity.
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