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Come From Away cancels socially distanced concert West End run

The run will not be going ahead

The cast of Come From Away
The cast of Come From Away
© Craig Sugden
The West End concert production of Come From Away has been cancelled, it has been announced.

Featuring a socially distanced cast and crew, the piece will no longer run at the Phoenix Theatre, with the show also pulling all non-socially distanced performances until 18 June 2021.

The concert production was set to star Jenna Boyd (Beulah and others), Tarinn Callender (Bob and others), James Doherty (Claude and others), Mary Doherty (Bonnie and others), Mark Dugdale (Kevin T/Garth and others), Alice Fearn (Beverley/Annette and others), Kate Graham (Diane and others), Alasdair Harvey (Nick/Doug and others), Jonathan Andrew Hume (Kevin J/Ali and others), Harry Morrison (Oz and others), Emma Salvo (Janice and others), and Cat Simmons (Hannah and others), with Ricardo Castro, Stuart Hickey, Sorelle Marsh, Alexander McMorran, Micha Richardson, Jennifer Tierney and Matthew Whennell-Clark.

— Come From Away UK (@ComeFromAwayUK) January 20, 2021

Come From Away features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Christopher Ashley, with 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, hair design by David Brian Brown, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.

A feature film version of the WhatsOnStage Award-winning musical, about a group of residents in Gander, north Canada, navigating the post-9/11 pandemonium is also in the works.

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