COME FROM AWAY announces early closure due to COVID-19

The producers of the Australian production of Come From Away released the following statement earlier today;

Like all of you, we at Come From Away have been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak. The health, safety and well-being of our staff, artists, audiences and our community will always be paramount.

Following the Federal Government’s advice on Friday 13 March strongly advising against gatherings of more than 500 people to help contain the spread of the virus, the final performance of our season at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne will be on Sunday 15 March at 6pm. Come From Away, at its core, is a story of kindness and humanity and as we navigate this situation together, we are reminded of the importance of community and extending a helping hand to others during this difficult time for so many.

Whilst we are concluding our season at the Comedy Theatre after nine months of critical acclaim and standing ovations, becoming the most successful production in the theatre’s 91-year history, today we announce that Come From Away will return to Melbourne for strictly limited, six-week encore season in February 2021.

Patrons holding tickets for performances after Sunday March 15 will be given priority access to the encore season. From Tuesday 17 March, these customers will be contacted directly with details on how to exchange their tickets or receive a refund.

Tickets for the limited season in February 2021 will go on sale to the public from Friday 20 March.

The health, safety and well-being of our staff, artists, audiences and our community must always be paramount. Whilst our current season will come to an end on Sunday 15 March, we are thrilled to bring Come From Away back for a limited season to the city that has embraced it with open arms and made it such a stunning success – Producer, Rodney Rigby said

Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

Peter J Snee

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