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Come From Away set to take Liverpool Empire by storm

The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, is coming to the Liverpool Empire Theatre next week (March 12-23)

Come From Away promises audience the change to 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. An internationally universal, timeless and globally relevant story showing the depth of human kindness in the wake of a worldwide atrocity. On 11 September 2001 the world stopped. On 12 September, their stories moved us all. A reminder of humanity, community, and generosity of spirit at its best.

A theatrical score that is both inspired by authentic contemporary Newfoundland music (mix of traditional celtic / folk-rock), and also captures the regional music styles of the ‘come-from-aways’. This critically acclaimed show comes direct from the West End where it celebrated over 1000 performances and played to more than 850,000 people at the Phoenix Theatre. Book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein who started writing the production following a visit to Gander on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The production started as a small workshop in Canada. 

Widespread critical and audience acclaim and a ‘Best Musical’ winner across the globe including 4 Olivier Awards (UK), 4 Whats On Stage Awards (UK), a Critics Circle Award (UK) a Tony Award for “Best Direction of a Musical” (NYC), 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC), 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC), 4 Helen Hayes Awards (Washington DC), 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle), 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards, 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).

The international hit musical has celebrated record-breaking engagements in the West End, on Broadway, in Canada, throughout Australia, and on a 60-city North American Tour.

The production runs for 100 minutes with no interval.

Directed by Christopher Ashley, with musical staging by Kelly Devine and music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.

Come From Away
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Tue 12 Mar – Sat 23 Mar 2024
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