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ONCE embarks on its first UK Tour from January 2020

Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl - ONCE UK Tour.
Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl – ONCE UK Tour.

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Once will embark on its first major UK tour from January 2020.

Following a run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19 December 2019 – Saturday 11 January 2020, the tour will visit Southend, Liverpool, York, Woking, Milton Keynes, Bath, Coventry, Stoke, Malvern, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Oxford, Brighton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Southampton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Canterbury, Leicester, Salford, Newcastle, Plymouth and Glasgow.

Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, Once tells the uplifting yet yearning story of two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who unexpectedly fall in love. Following their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways. Celebrated for its original score including the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

Once embarks on its first major UK tour after acclaimed runs on Broadway and in the West End, and having won awards across the world including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony Awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

The cast will be led by Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl, who return to the roles after receiving critical and audience acclaim in this production’s 2018 premiere at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. Daniel Healy is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor, who has co-written songs for multi-platinum artist Ronan Keating including the single Breathe, which topped the BBC Radio 2 Playlist. Theatre credits include Backbeat and Once, both in the West End. Emma Lucia made her professional debut as Marilyn and understudying Carole King in the UK Tour of Beautiful, before taking on the role of Girl in Once.

Further casting is to be announced.

Once is directed by Peter Rowe with set and costume design by Libby Watson, musical supervision by Ben Goddard, choreography by Francesca Jaynes, lighting design by Mark Dymock, sound design by James Cook, projection design by Peter Hazelwood and orchestrations by Martin Lowe. Casting is by Debbie O’Brien.

Based on the cult 2007 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, Once premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012. There it won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Productions have since opened all over the world, including the West End production in 2013 which received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Once has a Book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, and Music & Lyrics by Academy Award winning Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who, for Falling Slowly, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It is based on the motion picture Written and Directed by John Carney. The Original Production Concept is by John Tiffany.

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
www.OnceTheMusicalOnStage.com

UK TOUR LISTINGS
Thursday 19 December – Saturday 11 January 2020
ASHCROFT THEATRE at FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON
Box Office: www.fairfield.co.uk / 020 3292 0002

Monday 13 – Saturday 18 January 2020
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Box Office: www.southendtheatres.org.uk / 01702 351 135

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 January 2020
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE
Book Tickets for Liverpool Empire
ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

Monday 3 – Saturday 8 February 2020
YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Book Tickets for Grand Opera House, York
Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york / 0844 871 3024
ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

Monday 10 – Saturday 15 February 2020
WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE
Book Tickets for New Victoria Theatre
ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 February 2020
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Book Tickets for Milton Keynes Theatre
ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

Monday 2 – Saturday 7 March 2020
BATH THEATRE ROYAL
Box Office: www.theatreroyal.org.uk /

Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 March 2020
COVENTRY BELGRADE THEATRE
Box Office: www.belgrade.co.uk / 024 7655 3055

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March 2020
STOKE REGENT THEATRE
Book Tickets for Regent theatre
ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 March 2020
MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE
Box Office: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk / 01684 892277

Monday 30 March – Saturday 4 April 2020
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Box Office: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com / 01224 641122

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 April 2020
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
Box Office: www.trch.co.uk / 0115 989 5555

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 April 2020
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
Book Tickets for New Theatre
ON SALE THURSDAY 27 JUNE

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 April 2020
BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
Book Tickets for Theatre Royal, Brighton
ON SALE THURSDAY 27 JUNE

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 May 2020
SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE
Box Office: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk / 0114 249 6000
ON SALE SATURDAY 29 JUNE

Monday 11 – Saturday 16 May 2020
CARDIFF WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
Box Office: www.wmc.org.uk / 029 2063 6464
ON SALE MONDAY 5 AUGUST

Monday 18 – Saturday 23 May 2020
SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE
Box Office: www.mayflower.org.uk
ON SALE NOW

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 May 2020
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
Book Tickets for Edinburgh Playhouse
ON SALE THURSDAY 27 JUNE

Monday 1 – Saturday 6 June 2020
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
Book Tickets for Alexandra Theatre
Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/alexandra-theatre-birmingham / 0844 871 3011
ON SALE THURSDAY 27 JUNE

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 June 2020
CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE
Box Office: www.marlowetheatre.com / 01227 787787
ON SALE MONDAY 5 AUGUST

Monday 15 – Saturday 20 June 2020
LEICESTER CURVE
Box Office: www.curveonline.co.uk /
ON SALE SOON

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 June 2020
SALFORD THE LOWRY
Box Office: www.thelowry.com
ON SALE FRIDAY 21 JUNE

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 July 2020
PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
Box Office: www.theatreroyal.com / 01752 267222
ON SALE WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

Monday 13 – Saturday 18 July 2020
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE
Book Tickets for King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre / 0844 871 7648
ON SALE THURSDAY 27 JUNE

FURTHER VENUES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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