The moving story of Come From Away is based on true events.
The live theatre and musical scene in Sydney is brimming with exceptional acts lined up in the coming months. With Phantom of the Opera set to open later this year and everyone’s favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, making an entry in 2022, there is so much to be excited for.
But if the wait is too long for you, the Capitol Theatre is coming to your rescue. Come From Away, the Olivier and Tony-award winning West End production is set to make a roaring entry into the live theatre scene here in Sydney. After making an indelible mark on Melbourne’s audiences, first in 2019 and then earlier this year, the global sensation will open in Sydney on June 3. After having to postpone last year like most other events, the highly-anticipated musical is finally going to touch down in the Harbour city.
The heart-warming story centres around the events of 9/11 which resulted in the shutting down of US airspace. Due to this, 38 planes carrying over seven thousand people were redirected to a tiny island called ‘The Rock.’ The musical sheds light on the experiences of the ‘come from aways’ and how they found a sense of community and home in a new land. Simultaneously inspiring, uplifting and comforting, this is just the remedy we need for these uncertain times.
Come From Away is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine. The tremendously talented cast includes Zoe Gertz, Sharriese Hamilton, Douglas Hansell, Kolby Kindle, Phillip Lowe, Simon Maiden and Sarah Morrison among others. Tickets are on sale now.
Venue: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell Street, Haymarket
Dates: From June 3
Tickets: From $59.00
Find more information and book your tickets here.