Once, one of the most celebrated musicals of all time, will embark on its first major UK tour from January after making its regional premiere earlier last year.
Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, Once tells the uplifting, 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 Oscar-winning song, Falling Slowly, Once is an uplifting story of hopes and dreams.
Once will embark on its first major UK tour following a Christmas run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, from December 19, 2019 to January 11, 2020.
The musical has already enjoyed 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.
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 premiere last year 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.
His 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 to come.
Once with a Book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter, Enda Walsh, and Music & Lyrics by Academy Award winning Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, will be directed by Peter Rowe.
2020 UK Tour Dates
January 13–18, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend January 20–25, Liverpool Empire February 3–8, Grand Opera House, York February 10–15, New Victoria Theatre, Woking February 17–22, Milton Keynes Theatre March 2–7, Theatre Royal, Bath March 10–14, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry March 17–21, Regent Theatre, Stoke March 23–28, Malvern Festival Theatre March 30–April 4, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen April 6–11, Theatre Royal, Nottingham April 14–18, New Theatre, Oxford April 20–25, Theatre Royal, Brighton May 5–9, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield May 11–16, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff May 18–23, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton May 26–30, Edinburgh Playhouse June 1–6, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham June 8–13, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury June 15–20, Curve, Leicester June 22-27, The Lowry, Salford July 6–11, Theatre Royal, Plymouth July 13–18, King’s Theatre, Glasgow.