South Australian born and bred actor Phillip Lowe and musician Tim Hartwig are captivating Adelaide audiences in the worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Come From Away as they bring to life the incredible true story of 7000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland during the wake of September 11.
Phillip Lowe brings a unique depth and nuance to the role of Nick to deliver a powerful performance that showcases his incredible range as an actor and singer. Meanwhile, Tim Hartwig impresses with his virtuosic skills on the electric, acoustic and nylon guitars, adding an extra layer of musical joy to the production.
They join an outstanding ensemble including Zoe Gertz, Doug Hansell, Natalie O’Donnell, Kyle Brown, Manon Gunderson-Briggs, Kat Harrison, Joe Kosky, Joseph Naim, Sarah Nairne, Emma Powell, David Silvestri, together with Kaya Byrne, Jeremy Carver-James, Michael Lee Porter, Alana Tranter, Noni McCallum and Jasmine Vaughns.
Melbourne has had a love affair with this world class production, taking the city by storm when the musical premiered in July 2019. Enjoying months of standing ovations and universal acclaim, it went on to break box office records to become the most successful production in the Comedy Theatre’s 94-year history.
Since opening in Sydney in June 2021 and then returning in November 2022, the production continued garnering rapturous reviews and accolades from audiences and went on to break box office records in both Canberra and Newcastle.
Adelaide audiences has now finally got the chance to see this joyous world class production, which has
been loved by thousands across the country.
Based on the incredible real-life events in the wake of the September 11, Come From Away is an inspiring musical about unity and kindness in adversity. Set in Gander, Newfoundland where 38 planes carrying nearly 7,000 people from over 100 countries were redirected during this traumatic event, almost doubling the population of the remote Canadian town. Capturing the generosity and hospitality of the small community of Gander who invited the “come from aways” into their homes, it is an uplifting story of hope and humanity.
Award-winning writers David Hein and Irene Sankoff travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, turning their stories into an inspiring musical to share with the world. With book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff, Come From Away is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine (Rock of Ages, Diana), with music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story, Diana), scenic design by Beowulf Boritt (Rock of Ages, Be More Chill), costume design by Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, Hamilton), and sound design by Gareth Owen (Diana, A Bronx Tale).
Photo credit: Jeff Busby
Come From Away
until 29 April 2023
Her Majesty’s Theatre