Come From Away: A Review | *AD – Gifted

London Box Office does it again! I’m in love with yet another West-End show. I can’t even tell you how obsessed I am with this show. It’s the first show I’ve ever watched that I’ve cried both happy and sad tears.

Come From Away is an uplifting musical based on the true story of a small town in Canada called Gander, Newfoundland. It’s a story of heart, truth and pure emotion; it shows exactly what happens when 9/11 occurs and 38 planeIt s are redirected to this small town and how the community pulls together to welcome nearly 7000 people in a town whose population is less than 10,000.

It’s absolutely incredible to think that 12 actors, a band and some tables and chairs made up the set of this absolutely fantastic show.

The show doesn’t just skim over the realities; it also highlights the fact that the Arabic chef Ali being racially profiled and being subjected to a strip search. It shows the gay couple that are nervous to be ‘out’ in public in a small town. It doesn’t stray away from the fact that the vast majority of the passengers onboard were worried about their loved ones back in the USA.

All in all, I thought it was so fantastic; it was uplifting, the songs were catchy and the cast were so damn talented. Can I ask for more from a West End show?!

Have you ever seen Come From Away? If you’re going, can I also come? Just kidding! (No but really, you know where to find me on all socials)


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