Come from Away (London)
Ends Oct 2022 1h 40m
Come from Away (London)
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Come from Away (London) London Reviews and Tickets

92%
(190 Reviews)
Positive
99%
Mixed
1%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking

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 (190)

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40 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Must see, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if The London production is as beautiful as the Broadway smash. Great cast, superb direction & of course, a powerful story. Highly recommend!

Don't see it if You want escapism or if 9/11 is a trigger for you.

38 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Enchanting, Funny

See it if You like short sweet musicals

Don't see it if N/A

34 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Love the story and the actors.

Don't see it if It has sad moments but really was fantastic.

27 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you want to hear a heartwarming story with an amazing soundtrack. Great stories from real-life characters.

Don't see it if the underlying story of 9/11 affects you. It's not directly mentioned too much, but it's obviously part of the plot. Read more

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
93
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy musicals based on contemporary events and want to see the humanity in people in time of crisis

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary musicals that bring attention to horrendous events

28 Reviews | 0 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.

27 Reviews | 0 Followers
83
Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Clever

See it if You love musicals based on true stories that are not your typical "big flashy musical"

Don't see it if You want to see flashy costumes, sets, and big numbers

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
77
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you like uplifting shows with original music and a great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted all singing and dancing fantasy musicals.

Critic Reviews (13)

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 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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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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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 London Evening Standard
February 19th, 2019

...the songs, mostly choral and propulsive, have a crowd-pleasing warmth as well as a Celtic accent...For all its craft, there are moments when Come From Away feels like an advertisement for Canadian decency and its capacity to improve the lives of malcontent Americans.
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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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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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