Images have been released for Once, which tells the unforgettable story of a Dublin street musician and a funny Czech woman, drawn together by their shared love of music. This smash-hit romance musical, co-produced with the New Wolsey Theatre, opens in Ipswich on Thursday 6 September before transferring to Hornchurch. This production continues the flourishing partnership between the two theatres following recent successes including Rope, Worst Wedding Ever, The Ladykillers and Made in Dagenham.
Once is based on the 2007 film of the same name, written and directed by John Carney. Like the film, music and lyrics are by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and features the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly. The book for the musical is written by Enda Walsh.
This musical is directed by Peter Rowe, Artistic Director at the New Wolsey Theatre, with designer Libby Watson, and stars Daniel Healy as Guy; who originally played Eamon and was also the understudy for Ronan Keating and Arthur Darvill as Guy in the West End production.
Once is at The Queen’s theatre Hornchurch 3rd – 20th October 2018.