Once Musical at London’s Phoenix Theatre

Once Phoenix TheatreHave you bought your Once London theatre tickets?

Winner of two 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music. Once is based on the 2006 Irish musical film of the same name, written and directed by John Carney. It has been brillliantly adapted from stage to screen by Enda Walsh and retains much of the films original Grammy-nominated soundtrack written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, including the hit song ‘Falling Slowly’, which received a 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Once opened on Broadway in February 2012, and went on to win an amazing eight awards at the 2012 Tony Awards ceremony. Among the plaudits were Best New Musical and Best Actor. The show also picked up the Drama League Award for distinguished production of a musical for 2011-2012. Zrinka Cvitešić won the 2014 Olivier Award for her performance as Girl in the present West End production.

It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.

Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, Once is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty… and unforgettable in every way.

May 2014: David Hunter and Jill Winternitz will lead the cast as Guy and Girl, in the Olivier award-winning production of Once.  David Hunter, who originally joined the show in July last year understudying the role of Guy, and Winternitz had their first performance together on 12th May 2014.

Ronan Keating is to join the cast of Once performing the role of Guy from 17th November 2014 to 21st March 2015, except at performances on 20th January and 24th January 2015.

Once
Phoenix Theatre London
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Age Restrictions: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Show Opened: 16th March 2013
Booking Until: 21st March 2015
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

This show is now closed

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