Full casting has been announced for the first major UK tour of West End & Broadway musical ‘Once‘.
Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia lead the cast as Guy and Girl, alongside Dan Bottomley as Billy, Matthew Burns as Eamon, Ellen Chivers as Reza, Rosalind Ford as Ex-Girlfriend, Lloyd Gorman as Svejc, David Heywood as Emcee, Samuel Martin as Bank Manager, Peter Peverley as Da, Susannah Van Den Berg as Baruska and James William-Pattison as Andrej
The cast also includes Emma Fraser, Seán Keany, Hanna Khogali and Conor McFarlane.
The show embarks on an extensive UK tour in January 2020, following a short run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19 December to Saturday 11 January. It will play dates in Southend, Liverpool, York, Woking, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Bath, Coventry, Stoke, Malvern, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Oxford, Brighton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Southampton, Edingburgh, Birmingham, Canterbury, Leicester, Salford, Plymouth, Glasgow and Hull.
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.
The musical stage adaptation premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011, transferring to Broadway in 2012, where it won eight Tony Awards. The production opened in the West End in 2013 where it picked up one Olivier Awards.
The musical 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.