Reviews & Awards

See the show in the West End – it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace. You stay there for the next 100 minutes: laughing, tapping your foot, wiping away tears, feeling good about humanity — what a rare, welcome feeling that is these days. Irresistible and inspiring. It’s a musical that gets everything right. I was still standing and cheering on the train home. The best new musical since Hamilton… funny, fast and irresistibly open-hearted without being sappy. Dominic Maxwell, The Times
This show is a foot-stomping, heart-warming TRIUMPH! It will make you laugh, cry and leave the theatre full of hope. By the time it reaches the end there was simply no question the entire audience would rise as one. United. Come from near, come from far, come from away – just make sure you come and see this show. Stefan Kyriazis, Daily Express
Just go see Come From Away! Five stars just doesn’t seem enough! 'But a tour-de-force with an ensemble cast that us unequalled in the West End at this moment in time. Come From Away is an extraordinary story of ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Has to be seen to be believed. 'Buy a ticket, suspend your disbelief and I guarantee you will walk out a better human being.' 'What I found was a spark of hope, especially in today’s troubling times, that when called people might just surprise you with an unfetted display of human kindness.' Douglas Mayo, British Theatre
It's witty as well as poignant, funny as well as sad – a show that grounds its characters in one spot but takes flight as a truly uplifting piece of musical theatre Simon Button, Attitude
A must-see musical that’s a life-affirming celebration of human decency. This carefully crafted musical expertly treads the line between uplifting and heart-wrenching. Stacey Williams, Mirror
Come From Away is in a category of its own: a genuinely original musical, that is full of heart, truth and genuine emotion. It's a show with an impact that’s difficult to describe: it feels like it creeps up on you unawares, before flooring you with emotion. I was just overwhelmed – and judging by the cheers and tears on the opening night, most of the audience seemed to be, too. Mark Shenton, London Theatre
Moving, uplifting and life-affirming. It hammers home that essential message – that wherever we're from, we’re all human. It’s hard not to be moved by a show this strong, and one that proves how good intentions can pave the way to heaven, or at least a higher form of humanity. Incredibly moving and uplifting Canadian musical based on a true story of kindness. Tim Bano, The Stage
Its heartfelt message is more necessary than ever. A triumph of ensemble storytelling that packs an emotional punch. Come From Away is this year’s must-see musical. Marianka Swain, Broadway World
This musical is a gem, a tonic, and a reminder of what matters. A moving, irresistible show that unapologetically champions kindness. Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
A miraculous masterpiece. It’s totally, soul-feedingly wonderful. It makes you look inwards to ask: what would I do in their place? It’s gentle uncynical warmth spills off the stage, extending a hug to an audience that wouldn’t dream of turning it away. A beautifully crafted hymn to the power of community. Alice Saville, Time Out
An award-winning tribute to the generosity of the good people of Gander. John Nathan, Metro
A hymn to the power of community. A real generosity of spirit. Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard
A parable many will see as fit for our times. It has a feelgood factor that simply doesn't let-up. In divided times, that's a powerful antidote indeed. James Fitzgerald, What’s On Stage

Best New Musical

Olivier Awards 2019

Best Theatre Choreography

Olivier Awards 2019

Best Musical

Critics’ Circle Theatre Award 2020

Best Sound Design

Olivier Awards 2019

Outstanding Achievement in Music

Olivier Awards 2019

Best Casting in Musical Theatre

Casting Directors’ Guild Award 2020