• Mikey Worrall

Meet the original West End cast of Come From Away

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

The cast of the UK and Ireland production of the musical Come From Away was revealed today at Canada House, in Trafalgar Square, ahead of its premiere in Dublin in December before its transfer to London where it will open at the West End's Phoenix Theatre in February 2019.

Come From Away tells the true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers who, on 9/11, found themselves in Newfoundland, Canada, where they were looked after and welcomed by the people of Gander. They stayed for five days until their planes were allowed to take off again once the US airspace reopened.

The full cast includes Jenna Boyd (Beulah and others), Nathanael Campbell (Bob and others), Clive Carter (Claude and others), Mary Doherty (Bonnie and others), Robert Hands (Nick, Doug and others), Helen Hobson (Diane and others), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J, Ali and others), Harry Morrison (Oz and others), Emma Salvo (Janice and others), David Shannon (Kevin T, Garth and others), Cat Simmons (Hannah and others) and Rachel Tucker as the first female pilot to become a captain, Beverley Bass, Annette and others. They will be joined by Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass,Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.

Come From Away opens at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on 6th December where it runs until 19th January 2019. Previews begin at the Phoenix Theatre, London, on 30th January before the show's official opening night on 18th February.

In a special edition of Backstage With... you can hear interviews with members of the cast, including Rachel Tucker and Clive Carter, as well as all of the performances from the launch.

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