Once the Musical is touring the UK from 2020 – here’s all you need to know.
From the 2020 Once the Musical tour cast to all the upcoming dates and venues, this is your guide to the show on the road
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.
Once tour cast
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.
They’ll be joined by Dan Bottomley as Billy, Matthew Burns as Eamon, Ellen Chivers as Reza, Rosalind Ford as Ex-Girlfriend, Lloyd Gorman as Svejc, David Heywood as Emcee, Samuel Martin as Bank Manager, Peter Peverley as Da, Susannah Van Den Berg as Baruska and James William-Pattison as Andrej.
The cast also includes Emma Fraser, Seán Keany, Hanna Khogali and Conor McFarlane.
Once has a book by Enda Walsh with music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. It’s based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, the original production concept is by John Tiffany.
The upcoming tour production 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 The Musical tour dates, tickets and venues
Thursday 19 December – Saturday 11 January 2020
ASHCROFT THEATRE at FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 January 2020
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 January 2020
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 February 2020
YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 February 2020
WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE
Monday 17 – Saturday 22 February 2020
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Monday 24 February – Saturday 1 March 2020
IPSWICH NEW WOLSEY THEATRE
Monday 2 – Saturday 7 March 2020
BATH THEATRE ROYAL
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 March 2020
COVENTRY BELGRADE THEATRE
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March 2020
STOKE REGENT THEATRE
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 March 2020
MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE
Monday 30 March – Saturday 4 April 2020
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 April 2020
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 April 2020
OXFORD NEW THEATRE
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 April 2020
BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 May 2020
SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE
Monday 11 – Saturday 16 May 2020
CARDIFF WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
Monday 18 – Saturday 23 May 2020
SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE
Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 May 2020
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 June 2020
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
Monday 8 – Saturday 13 June 2020
CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 June 2020
ON SALE SOON
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 June 2020
SALFORD THE LOWRY
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 July 2020
PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 July 2020
GLASGOW KING’S THEATRE
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 July 2020
HULL NEW THEATRE