Come From Away, The Phoenix Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until February 15, 2020


An affirmation of community and kindness is what we are looking for in the world today. This is a feel-good musical for dark times. In the fearful days around 9/11, Gander, Newfoundland doubled in size as planes were diverted from US destinations to this rural nowhere. And, the people of the town welcomed those who had "come from away" and provided a contrast to the dark forces that seek to divide us and try to parse our common humanity. The grumpiness and suspicion that are present in such traumatic situations are not hidden, but the caring of community triumphs. The music is infectious. There is humour and there is above all hope that we can be so much better than what the hate-filled seek to turn us into. This is a musical entertainment, but it is also a call to be our better selves. A spontaneous standing ovation from the audience, including us.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆☆ 

Want to save on tickets? See our Tips page.

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until February 15, 2020
Mon - Sat: 7:30 pm, Wed & Sat: 2:30 pm
Phoenix Theatre
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road

Latest Reviews

The Match Box, Omnibus Theatre - ★★★★ - Until November 17, 2019

A Life Twice Given, Upstairs at the Gatehouse - ★★★★★ - Until October 6, 2019

Afterglow, Waterloo East Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until December 6, 2019

Stop Kiss, Above The Stag Theatre - ★★★★ - Until November 30, 2019

Sinatra: Raw, Wilton's Music Hall - ★★★★★ - Until November 2, 2019

9 to 5: The Musical, Savoy Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until May, 2020

The Mask of Orpheus, The Coliseum - ★★★★★ - Until November 13, 2019

Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre - ★★★★ - Until December 21, 2019

Reputation, The Other Palace - ★★★★ - Until November 14, 2019

Toast, The Other Palace Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until August 3, 2019

The City Life Magazine. Reviews and Ratings.