Musical Once announces first UK tour from January 2020

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Award winning musical Once is embarking on its first major UK tour from January 2020.

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.


The Broadway production won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical plus the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A West End production in 2013 received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

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.

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.

Further casting will be announced in due course.

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.

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. Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, the original production concept is by John Tiffany.

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