The full cast has been announced for ONCE – IN CONCERT at the London Palladium on Sunday 12 March (at 3pm and 7pm). ONCE – IN CONCERT, which went on sale on 23 September before adding a second performance due to public demand, has only a limited number of tickets still available.
Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers, Cinderella, Les Misérables) and Jamie Muscato (Heathers, Bend It Like Beckham, The Undeclared War) head an actor-musician cast in these two very special performances of the critically acclaimed and much-loved musical.
Joining them are Phil Adèle as ‘Eamon’ (The Lion King London), Kamilla Gregorovitch as ‘Reza’ (The Grammar of Witchcraft, Camden Fringe Festival), Seán Keany as ‘Billy’ (Choir of Man London, Once The Musical UK Tour), Alasdair Macrae as ‘Da’ (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at NTS), Loris Scarpa as ‘Svec’ (Rapunzel The Watermill Theatre), Jos Slovick as ‘Andrej’ (Beautiful UK Tour, Brief Encounter London), Christina Tedders as ‘Ex-Girlfriend’ (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe London, Dick Whittington and his Cat, Hackney Empire), Angus Tikka as ‘Bank Manager’, Susannah Van Den Berg as ‘Barushka’ (101 Dalmatians Regent’s Park, Bedknobs and Broomsticks UK Tour, Baruska in Once UK Tour) and Michael Vien as ‘Emcee’ (making his professional debut). Tabitha Storton will play Ivonka at the matinee show and Mia Raggio will take the role at the evening performance.
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE tells the unforgettable story of a Dublin street musician and a beautiful and quirky Czech woman, drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, as they assemble a band from her wild family and his unconventional mates, the music flows and they slowly fall in love.
From the very first note, ONCE draws you in and never lets go. Achingly beautiful, it’s the only show to have won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for its extraordinary music.
Featuring all the magical songs from the smash-hit film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord and celebrates the power of music to connect us all.
ONCE has a book by Enda Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. It is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney and is performed in London by arrangement with Music Theatre International. ONCE – IN CONCERT is directed by Dean Johnson with musical direction by Adam Hoskins. Casting is by Emma Norman from Maven Casting.
Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato first starred together in the UK premiere of Heathers The Musical, based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, at The Other Palace in June 2018. They subsequently transferred the show to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in September that year.
ONCE – IN CONCERT is produced by Lambert Jackson and Positive Sum Productions.
Founded by Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson in 2018, Lambert Jackson were recently nominated for an Olivier for Best Play for their production of Cruise at the Duchess Theatre with a successful return run at the Apollo Theatre this August/September. They are arguably one of the most exciting theatrical production companies in the UK at the present time. Having been put on the map by their production of the UK Premiere of Doctor Zhivago the musical, they entered the global pandemic with vigour and determination, creating one of the largest online concert series the UK has ever seen, Leave a Light On and leading the way with streamed productions such as The Last Five Years, BKLYN, title of show, Songs for a New World – the latter opening the West End at a sell-out concert at the London Palladium.
Founded in 2022, Positive Sum Productions was created to cultivate original theatre, and celebrate existing shows already loved by many.
TICKETS CAN BE FOUND AT https://lwtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/once/