Come From Away in the West End: guests including Beverley Knight and Bertie Carvel at opening night

The stars of the show met their real-life counterparts

Robert Hands (Nick / Doug), Rachel Tucker (Beverley/Annette) and Nathanael Campbell (Bob)
Robert Hands (Nick / Doug), Rachel Tucker (Beverley/Annette) and Nathanael Campbell (Bob)
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The Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away had its opening night in the West End last night, and guests included Bertie Carvel, Beverley Knight and Lesley Joseph.

The show, which features a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein and is directed by Christopher Ashley, is set in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks.

The opening night was special because it saw some of the musical's real-life characters come to London to see their stories played out in the West End.

The ensemble cast is composed of Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, David Shannon, Cat Simmons and Rachel Tucker.