Ronan Keating and Jill Winternitz as Guy and Girl lead the cast in Once The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre until 21 March 2015 when the production will complete its West End run prior to a European tour. Keating joined the internationally award-winning Once in November last year.
Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once bursts onto the stage with a musical celebration of love, friendship and Irish music performed by cast of actor/musicians. A chance encounter between a girl and guy from different worlds but with a shared love of music and songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, unexpected romance.
The West End production of Once opened in April 2013 and went on to win the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The critically acclaimed Australian production of Once opened at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne last year. The Broadway production, winner of 8 Tony awards including Best Musical, played at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre until 4 January 2015 where it ran for three successful years. The US tour, now in its second year, continues and later this year will make a visit to Japan. A Toronto production opens in February and the first non-English language production will open in Seoul, South Korea in December 2015. Also in development are productions in Sweden, Brazil, Holland, Greece, The Czech Republic, Thailand, Ireland, along with a Japanese language production.