Production photos Once The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre starring Ronan Keating.

Ronan Keating as Guy in Once The Musical. Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg

Ronan Keating as Guy in Once The Musical. Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg

Ronan Keating has joined the production of Once The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre in the starring role of Guy.

The former Boyzone band member is joined in the show by Jill Winternitz as Girl.

The Olivier Award winning show is based on the much-loved Oscar-winning movie and is a musical celebration of love, friendship and Irish music performed by the talented cast of actors and musicians.

The West End production of Once opened in April 2013 and features a book by Enda Walsh based on the 2007 film written and directed by John Carney, and music and lyrics are by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Direction is by John Tiffany.

The full cast features Ronan Keating (Guy), Jill Winternitz (Girl), Fiona Bruce (Baruška), Jamie Cameron (Emcee) Mark Carlisle (Da), Matthew Ganley (Švec), Mathew Hamper (Andrej), Daniel Healy (Eamon), Loren O’Dair (Reza), Miria Parvin (Ex-Girlfriend), Tim Prottey-Jones (Billy), and Jez Unwin (Bank Manager). Alternating the role of Girl’s young daughter Ivanka will be Pacha Busby, Rebecca Connolly, Tigan Hawes and Audrey Newman.

The show is playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 21 March 2015.

Photos by Brinkhoff Mögenburg

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