book written by Enda Walsh | music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta IrglováLandmark Productions in association with Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, presents in association with MCD
Set in Dublin, Once is the smash-hit award-winning show that’s a celebration of music, love and the city that inspired it.
Based on the movie sensation of the same name, filmed and set in Dublin, the show tells the life-changing love story of ‘Guy’ and ‘Girl’, two musicians – he’s Irish, she’s Czech – who meet by chance on a Dublin street and create something wonderful together. Once features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh.
Winner of eight Tony Awards – including Best Musical – two Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, the show features all of the magical songs from the original film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly.
CASTGuy Tom ParsonsGirl Megan RiordanReza Ruth WestleyEamonn Bob KellyAndrej Dylan ReidDa Bill MurphyBilly Phelim DrewEmcee Michael MahonySvec Rickie O’NeillEx-Girlfriend Lisa FoxBaruska Sandra Dowd CallaghanBank Manager Jamie CameronIvanka Grace Cahill or Ellie Mooney
CAST 2016Guy Sam CieriGirl Megan RiordanReza Ruth WestleyEamonn Bob KellyAndrej Dylan ReidDa Bill MurphyBilly Phelim DrewEmcee Turlough GunawardhanaSvec Rickie O’NeillEx-Girlfriend Lisa FoxBaruska Sandra Dowd CallaghanBank Manager Michael MahonyIvanka Lilymai Clancy, Cate Diamond, Freya Long, Ruby Rose O’Hara
CAST 2017Guy Brian GilliganGirl Niamh PerryReza Faoileann CunninghamEamonn Bob KellyAndrej Sam McGovernDa Bill MurphyBilly Phelim DrewEmcee Turlough GunawardhanaSvec Rickie O’NeillEx-Girlfriend Ruth SmithBaruska Sandra Dowd CallaghanBank Manager David GanlyIvanka Ciara O’Driscoll, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Holly Rose Robbins, Alisha Weir
CREATIVEBook Enda WalshMusic and Lyrics Glen Hansard and Markéta IrglováScenic and Costume Designer Bob CrowleyLighting Designer Natasha KatzSound Designer Clive GoodwinMusic Supervisor and Orchestrations Martin LoweMovement Steven HoggettDirector John TiffanyAssociate Director Des KennedyAssociate Movement Director Jennifer RooneyAssociate Music Supervisor Cathal SynnottAssociate Designer Rosalind CoombesAssociate Costume Designer Lynette MauroAssociate Lighting Designer Stuart PorterAssociate Sound Designer Andrew GrahamResident Costume Supervisor Monica EnnisCasting Maureen Hughes
★★★★ ‘winning … exuberant stage rendering … the music is the show’s trump card’ The Irish Times
‘brilliantly adapted for the stage by Enda Walsh … ingeniously staged'Sunday Times
★★★★ 'a masterclass in movement and presentation … exquisite, understated songbook’ The Herald
★★★★ ‘beautifully crafted … a true ensemble piece … hysterically funny'Irish Daily Mail