The cast for the first UK tour of Once The Musical has been announced.
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.
Now a UK tour will begin at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19 December 2019 through to Saturday 11 January 2020 before heading across the country.
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.
Watch a trailer from the musical below…