Tag Archives: 9/11

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

It’s the mark of a great show that it seems to speak directly to the present moment, even if that moment is years after its original creation. Come From Away passes that test with flying colours; in its depiction of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock

This new illustrated companion volume to Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the remarkable true story of a small Newfoundland town that welcomed stranded air passengers on 9/11, is just as … Continue reading

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

A remarkable true story birthed this modest Canadian musical, which went on to storm Broadway in 2017, and now makes it West End debut at a time when its heartfelt message seems more necessary than ever. In these murky, cynical … Continue reading

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The Humans, Hampstead Theatre

Transatlantic theatrical traffic is busier than ever, and now here at the Hampstead is not just Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning play, first seen in 2015, but director Joe Mantello and his full Broadway cast. It seems fitting that they should travel together, since Karam’s work … Continue reading

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Past mortem

We need narrative. It is our way of making sense of events, whether a minor inconvenience reshaped into a witty anecdote, a seemingly random occurrence later understood as a pivotal turning point, or a comforting explanation for a horrifying, senseless … Continue reading

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Holding out for a hero

Theatre can be a great escape from a somewhat gloomy reality; conversely, it is an incredibly effective medium for debating and dramatising important issues. The Finborough is on a roll when it comes to the latter, and with its latest … Continue reading

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