Rachel Tucker leads UK and Ireland cast of Come from Away
Rachel Tucker will star in the West End production of Broadway musical Come from Away when it opens next year.
She will lead the UK and Ireland cast of the show, which premieres in December at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin before transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in the West End.
The musical, which won a Tony award for best direction in 2017, is based on the true story of the 38 planes that were diverted away from the US to a small Canadian town in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Tucker will star alongside a cast that also includes Jenna Boyd, Nathanael Campbell, Clive Carter, Mary Doherty, Robert Hands, Helen Hobson, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Harry Morrison, Emma Salvo, David Shannon and Cat Simmons.
Come from Away has a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is directed by Christopher Ashley, with design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and costumes by Toni-Leslie James.
Music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, musical staging by Kelly Devine, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and casting by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher.
Come from Away runs in Dublin from December 6 to January 19, 2019, and in London at the Phoenix from January 30. It opens officially on February 18.
It is produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Smith and Brant Theatricals. It will be co-produced by the Abbey Theatre.