Once – National Tour Announced

14 Jun 2019 News, Press Release

Adam Spiegel and Robert Bartner present

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch production of

ONCE

The multi award-winning Broadway and West End musical, directed by the New Wolsey Theatre’s Artisitc Director, Peter Rowe, embarks on its first UK Tour from January 2020.

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.

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. Following their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways. Celebrated for its original score including the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

Once embarks on its first major UK tour after acclaimed runs on Broadway and in the West End and having won awards across the world including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony Awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. This production, the regional premiere, opened at the New Wolsey Theatre in September 2018.

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 the production’s 2018 premiere at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. Daniel Healy is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor, who has co-written songs for multi-platinum artist Ronan Keating including the single Breathe, which topped the BBC Radio 2 Playlist. Theatre credits include Backbeat and Once, both in the West End. Emma Lucia made her professional debut as Marilyn and understudying Carole King in the UK Tour of Beautiful, before taking on the role of Girl in Once.

Further casting is to be announced.

Once 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.

Based on the cult 2007 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, Once premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012. There it won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Productions have since opened all over the world, including the West End production in 2013 which received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Once has a Book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, and Music & Lyrics by Academy Award winning Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who, for Falling Slowly, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It is based on the motion picture Written and Directed by John Carney. The Original Production Concept is by John Tiffany.

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

 

www.OnceTheMusicalOnStage.com

 

 

UK TOUR LISTINGS

Thursday 19 December – Saturday 11 January 2020

ASHCROFT THEATRE at FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON

National Press Night:

Box Office: www.fairfield.co.uk / 0203 292 0001

ON SALE NOW

 

Monday 13 – Saturday 18 January 2020

SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION

Box Office: www.southendtheatres.org.uk / 01702 351 135

ON SALE NOW

 

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 January 2020

LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire / 0844 871 3017

ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

 

Monday 3 – Saturday 8 February 2020

YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york / 0844 871 3024

ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

 

Monday 10 – Saturday 15 February 2020

WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre / 0844 871 7645

ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

 

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 February 2020

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre / 0844 871 7652

ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

 

Monday 2 – Saturday 7 March 2020

BATH THEATRE ROYAL

Box Office: www.theatreroyal.org.uk / 01225 448844

ON SALE NOW

 

Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 March 2020

COVENTRY BELGRADE THEATRE

Box Office: www.belgrade.co.uk / 024 7655 3055

ON SALE SOON

 

Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March 2020

STOKE REGENT THEATRE

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/regent-theatre / 0844 871 7649

ON SALE MONDAY 17 JUNE

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 March 2020

MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE

Box Office: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk / 01684 892277

ON SALE NOW

 

Monday 30 March – Saturday 4 April 2020

ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Box Office: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com / 01224 641122

ON SALE TUESDAY 23 JULY

 

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 April 2020

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL

Box Office: www.trch.co.uk / 0115 989 5555

ON SALE NOW

 

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 April 2020

OXFORD NEW THEATRE

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford / 0844 871 3020

ON SALE THURSDAY 27 JUNE

 

Monday 20 – Saturday 25 April 2020

BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton / 0844 871 7650

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