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Rachel Tucker to star in Come From Away in the West End

Full casting for the production has been announced

Rachel Tucker
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The Dublin and West End cast for Come From Away has been unveiled.

The Tony Award-winning musical will have a pre-West End engagement at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin on 6 December 2018 before transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in London for its UK premiere, where it runs from 30 January 2019.

Rachel Tucker (Wicked) will star in the production as Beverley and Annette alongside Jenna Boyd (Wind in the Willows) as Beulah, Nathanael Campbell (Guys and Dolls) as Bob, Clive Carter (Wicked) as Claude, Mary Doherty (Henry VI) as Bonnie, Robert Hands (Spamalot) as Nick and Doug, Helen Hobson (Mamma Mia!) as Diane, Jonathan Andrew Hume (The Lion King) as Kevin J and Ali, Harry Morrison (Half a Sixpence) as Oz, Emma Salvo (The Toxic Avenger) as Janice, David Shannon (Les Misérables) as Kevin T and Garth and Cat Simmons (The Bill ) as Hannah.

Also appearing are Mark Dugdale, Bob Harms, Kiara Jay, Kirsty Malpass, Tania Mathurin, Alexander McMorran, Brandon Lee Sears and Jennifer Tierney.

The piece is set in the weeks following the 9/11 bombings, where a group of plane passengers are grounded in Newfoundland.

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, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher.

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