Saturday, 24 July 2021

"Prayer" from Come From Away


I have seen Come From Away before, but I haven’t seen an audience so hungry in their enjoyment on what was on offer. The comedy musical had a standing ovation first time I saw it but last night’s performance had everyone on their feet well before the last song had been sung.
Even the actors looked surprised.
I think Come From Away with its message about finding goodness in adversity had a resonance with a post lockdown audience. It’s a feel good sticking plaster in a sometimes ugly world 

16 comments:

  1. Maybe if it inspires just one audience member to choose a better way, or believe there is a better way, it's more than a sticking plaster?

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    1. Yes...I haven't seen so many people crying in a musical before

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  2. We all need some hope that there's something better round the corner. xx

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  3. I think you're right, John - and being given the opportunity to express that collectively was probably a release for a lot of people.

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  4. I have glimpsed a return to life, and it is good,

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  5. I think it is important that we all have hope - without it we are sunk - this show looks to me as though it serves that purpose. and the fact that you have seen it before suggests I am right.

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  6. I sense that a lot of people now are aware how lucky they are to be alive x

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  7. Anonymous1:48 pm

    It's getting increasingly harder to have hope, I suspect the ones who are so optimistic are the ones who haven't lost loved ones. I lost my sister to Covid, she was a vibrant 56 year old. It was heart breaking that she couldn't have her husband with her when she died and she was so scared on her last calls to us.

    Cases and deaths are increasing yet for some it's as if life is completely normal.

    On a lighter note, from your previous post - I often have dinner on my own as I often work away from home, but I think it's easier for a male to dine alone as they don't draw the same attention as a single female.

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  8. We all want joy in our life. Sounds like a lovely musical.

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  9. I hadn't heard of the musical until I read your post; this morning I read on a knitter's Youtube channel I follow that he and his husband had been to see it too, for the second time. He wrote about a five minute standing ovation after the first song. He's a lad from Cardiff, a singer too, like you :)

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    1. I wonder if he was sitting next to me a, Welshman was

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    2. Think he went on Friday, but not certain. He's called Martin, Youtube is knit365 blog if you want to check. I'd love it to have been him lol

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  10. Barbara Anne4:12 pm

    I look forward to seeing Come From Away somewhere, somehow.
    May peace and joy be everyone's choice.

    Hugs!

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  11. Thank you, John, for schooling me, on AC in England, (or rather the lack of it) and on this musical. I had to go looking for the play, read about it, and find where to see it here. I found it and we plan to go! I had not heard about the people of Gander, or the plane people! Was I living under a cabbage back in 2001? Lord. The whole thing just speaks the best about us humans, and we sorely need this now! I know I do! Thank you again, for sharing your life with us! You are making a difference!

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  12. Hope in times of trouble is key. There has been so much hardship and many unknowns over the last year plus that we all need to have hope for better times.

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