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After winning an astounding eight Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway, hit musical Once comes to the West End. Read More >

After winning an astounding eight Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway, hit musical Once comes to the West End.

Based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, Once tells the touching tale of an Irish busker and young Czech mother who meet through a shared love of music.

A celebration of love, friendship and music, the musical charts their story as their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.

Once is written by Irish playwright Enda Walsh, whose plays include Misterman, Disco Pigs, Penelope, The New Electrical Ballroom and The Walworth Farce, and directed by director of the Olivier Award-winning Black Watch, John Tiffany.

Set in Dublin, the musical features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the stars of the original Irish film.





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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/03/2013

Opening Night: 09/04/2013

Closing Night: 21/03/2015

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Ronan Keating, Jill Winternitz, Fiona Bruce, Jamie Cameron, Mark Carlisle, Matthew Ganley, Mathew Hamper, Daniel Healy, Loren O’Dair, Miria Parvin, Tim Prottey-Jones, Jez Unwin, Juliana Cotton/Demi Lee/Gemma Loader/Ruby Payne


Director - John Tiffany

Producer - Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf & Michael Rose Limited in association with New York Theatre Workshop

Designer - Bob Crowley

Lighting Designer - Natasha Katz

Movement Director - Steven Hoggett

Sound - Clive Goodwin

Author - Enda Walsh

Lyrics By - Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Music By - Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová


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