Telling a joyous true story of friendship in the wake of crisis, Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s heart-warming musical has Come From Away to the West End, where it was named Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard.
One of four Olivier wins for the hit show – which also included Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer (for Kelly Devine) and Best Sound Design (for Gareth Owen) – the musical has a glittering array of accolades to its name. Before arriving in London, it played record-breaking runs in Canada, across the USA and on Broadway, where it was also nominated for seven Tony Awards (winning Best Direction of a Musical).
Come From Away tells the incredible real-life tale of the 7,000 air passengers grounded in Canada after 9/11. On 11 September 2001 the world stopped in the wake of crisis. On 12 September, their stories moved us all.
Set in the small Newfoundland community of Gander, which invited these “come from aways” into their homes and lives, the musical shows how, despite initial nerves and tensions, uneasiness soon gave way to trust. And as music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendship, and hope, humanity and unity prevailed.
Through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, Come From Away is brought to life by the Tony and Grammy-nominated writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein. West End favourite Alice Fearn leads an ensemble cast which also includes Alasdair Harvey and Kate Graham who previously starred in Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre.
The musical has earned widespread plaudits, and is now – true to its globe-trotting subject matter – making its way all over the world, with an Australian production confirmed for summer 2019, and a feature film adaptation in the works.
Come From Away features spectacular musical staging by Kelly Devine, music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover this remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world.
You Are Here: A Come From Away Story
CAST: Beverley, Annette and others - Alice Fearn; Beulah and others - Jenna Boyd; Bob and others - Tarinn Callender; Claude and others - James Doherty; Bonnie and others - Mary Doherty; Nick, Doug and others - Alasdair Harvey; Diane and others - Kate Graham; Kevin J, Ali and others - Jonathan Andrew Hume; Oz and others - Harry Morrison; Janice and others - Emma Salvo; Kevin T, Garth and others - Mark Dugdale; Hannah and others - Cat Simmons; Ensemble - Chiara Baronti, Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney, Matthew Whennell-Clark CREATIVE: Director - Christopher Ashley; Producer - Junkyard Dog Productions and Smith & Brant Theatricals; Casting Director - Pippa Ailion CDG & Natalie Gallacher CDG; Costume - Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Designer - Howell Binkley; Set Designer - Beowulf Boritt; Sound - Gareth Owen; Book By - Irene Sankoff & David Hein; Lyrics By - Irene Sankoff & David Hein; Music By - Irene Sankoff & David Hein; Musical Staging - Kelly Devine; Music Supervision & Arrangements - Ian Eisendrath
The double Tony award-winning smash-hit musical Newsies will debut in the UK for a limited run from 29th November. In an innovative and brand-new production, Newsies is based on the book by Harvey Fierstein, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman. On sale now! Newsies, Disney's award-winning Broadway musical, is premiering in the UK at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in 2022. Based on a true story, Newsies is set in New York City at the turn of the 19th Century. A rousing tale of ragged band of teenage newspaper sellers who dream of a better life, Newsies follows the story young newsboys from across the city come together and rise up against the exploitation of wealthy publishing tycoons, after newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer hikes up the prices for his papers charged to the newsies. A tale based on the fight for justice using the only power they have - solidarity. Debuting at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 29 November 2022, theatregoers will be thrust right inside the action as the newsies dance, sing, jump and fly around the streets of a booming 19th century New York City. Tickets are on sale now! Don't miss the Broadway smash hit, Newsies at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in Wembley Park this November.
Jackie’s family has lived under the shadow of the great giant for years. Tales of the huge, terrifying man living in the sky and coming down a beanstalk have been passed down for generations. But Jackie wants to find out the truth for herself. In a brand new and contemporary adaptation of the famous fairy tale, Jackie breaks free of the fear that has held her family captive, and learns not to be afraid of things she doesn’t know yet. With a show packed full of stunning circus moments, shadow puppets and beanstalk climbing action , be prepared to reimagine what you know about giants. Jack and the Beanstalk is directed by Kaveh Rahnama, who created the much-loved, sell-out shows, The Party and Pinocchio, as well as last year’s stunning production of A Christmas Circus Fairytale. Suitable all the family (recommended for 3+)
A magical show where beautiful Princesses become Pop Stars! This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairy Tale Princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix. Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite films and musicals. Come and join the fun!
Performed by a multi-tasking cast of just four actors and laced with atmospheric and cheekily rewritten Christmas carols, this fresh take on the much-loved fable is a festive comedy of terrors. Eloisa Scrooge is the world’s worst boss, until she’s nominated for a Christmas Eve makeover from an exuberant trio of queer ghosts. Taking her back to her past, and forwards to the shocking future that awaits her if she doesn’t change her ways, they show her a life that’s lost its way, and her impact on those around her – most of all her beleaguered assistant Bobbi Cratchitt. Creatives: Writers: Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper Lyrics: Jon Bradfield Director: Andrew Beckett Writers Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper’s celebrated adult pantomimes for Above The Stag Theatre, directed by Andrew Beckett, received such praise as: "Witty, topical, traditional & hilariously queer" - Sir Ian McKellen
A big-hearted production based on Charles Dickens’ immortal classic A Christmas Carol, written by Geoffrey Aymer (script and lyrics) and Jordan Xavier (music). Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a production immerses the community in this uplifting Christmas tale. Theatre Peckham’s Scroogelicious fills the auditorium with music, mischief and merriment. Christmas is a coming, but one man isn’t happy Mention of the word makes him irritable and snappy He’s all about his wealth, you see, and from his lofty station… His vision for ol’ Peckham, is pure gentrification Some say he’s heartless, greedy and ambitious But sum up his traits; he’s simply SCROOGELICIOUS “Christmas?! That’s bare humbug, innit!” Suitable for all ages. Running time: 2 hours with interval. Schools/Groups (10 or more) wishing to book should please contact Kamari Romeo email@example.com or call 020 7708 5401. Thank you to The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation for supporting Scroogelicious.
what's in a name? productions is back with our annual Professional Christmas Panto. A tradition for everyone that has been before. This year we bring you 2 beloved stories woven together. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD & THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. As always we have our very own Waltham Forest twists and turns along the way. Laughter, lightness, singing and dancing that the whole family can enjoy. Our Panto is never just for the children. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult. No more than 4 children to 1 adult.
In this smash-hit spooktacular, the casts of Sh!t-Faced Showtime and Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare have teamed up to bring you more debauched drunkenness than you can shake a cocktail stick at. Fresh from our run at the Edinburgh Fringe, we’re bringing you Dickens' classic tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his Divine intervention. Revamped with brand new songs orchestrated by his favourite spirits, this festive tale gets a much needed shake up. Featuring a cast of professional actors, with a single intoxicated cast member thrown into the mix each night, this all singing, tipple slinging, merriment bringing, booze-ical is bound to leave you gasping for a chaser. Bar! Rum! Glug! ★★★★ “If you’re looking for something to get you into the Christmas Spirit, well, there’s no shortage of spirits being passed around here!” - Metro Please note: Dynamic pricing is in place for this event so the earlier you book the cheaper your ticket. Make Scrooge proud and book now to save your pennies!
“Our Town has proved that instead of being only a play of the moment when it was first seen, it is a play of every moment” The Guardian Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is set in the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners; a story about mortality, told through the everyday lives of its citizens The timeless three-act play asks questions about the meaning of love, life and death by exploring the relationship between George and Emily, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance. John Haidar returns to direct his fourth play at Guildhall. Please note, this production contains references to suicide, childbirth, depression and alcoholism, and depictions of drug use. It may also include blood, smoking and sudden loud noises. Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including two intervals.
“It’s an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.” Summer 1940. On a peaceful morning in her Washington D.C. living room, widow Fanny Farrelly anxiously awaits the return of her daughter and her German husband, fleeing Europe with their children. As night falls, dark secrets emerge, and this American sanctuary becomes even more dangerous than what they left behind. Known for her success on Broadway (The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour) Lillian Hellman was also a brilliant activist, ahead of her time. WATCH ON THE RHINE is her masterpiece political thriller, given a timely revival by director Ellen McDougall. This production is generously supported by Charles Holloway, Season Supporter
“Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” In a quiet desert town way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost. As they wait for the next bus out, these unexpected visitors bring the town to life in surprising ways, proving that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever. Winner of 10 Tony Awards and a Grammy for best Musical Theatre Album, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together. Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs the European premiere of a brand new production of The Band’s Visit, his next musical following his Broadway-transferring smash hit Caroline, or Change, nominated for three Tony Awards. "It is time to fall in love again! One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by" The New York Times LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – any returns or tickets released will go directly online when available. The running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval This production is generously supported by Charles Holloway, Season Supporter
Play by Alan Parker, Words & Music by Paul Williams Directed by Olivier Award-winning Sean Holmes and choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie, Bugsy Malone The Musical is designed by multi award-winning international stage designer Jon Bausor, with Phil Bateman (Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator), Phil Gladwell (Lighting Designer) and Ben Harrison (Sound Designer). Welcome to New York 1929! A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and the new-fangled “splurge” gun is causing mayhem. Enter Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy. All he wants is to spend time with his new love, Blousey, but can he resist seductive songstress Tallulah and stay out of trouble long enough to help Fat Sam defend his business…? Packed with instantly recognisable songs from Oscar®-winner Paul Williams including My Name is Tallulah, You Give A Little Love and Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, this fun-filled and riotous musical comedy offers the perfect festive treat for all the family. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A blast… triumphant razzmatazz perfection‘ Daily Telegraph ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A whomping big crowd-pleasing hit’ The Times Age recommendation 8+ Approximate running time 2 hours incl. interval East court doors open 60 minutes before each performance Tickets from £20. For school bookings please call us on 020 8365 4343.
For one night only at Ally Pally Theatre, Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’ Tony Award-winning musical The Light In The Piazza will play a concert performance this November. Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the show tells the story of Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, who is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara – a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman – loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. But as events unfold, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own hopes as well. Presented by Quick Fantastic (Gypsy In Concert at Alexandra Palace and Sunset Boulevard at the Royal Albert Hall), The Light In The Piazza will be directed by CHARLOTTE CONQUEST and conducted by ALEX PARKER. Starring ELENA SHADDOW as Margaret Johnson. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, the concert will be accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra playing those Tony Award – Winning orchestrations. Please note that this event will start at 7pm