For those who remember the film starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, ONCE has been adapted for the stage by John Tiffany and Edna Walsh, the latter who also wrote co-wrote HUNGER, and recently won 8 Tony awards including Best Musical.
ONCE is an celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected. The music was written by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová for the film and has moved across effortlessly to the stage. This Irish indie project was originally shot in 17 days and was made for $150,000 in Dublin, but went on to take $20m worldwide and the soundtrack was also nominated for two Grammy awards.
John Tiffany’s production will will open in the West End in Spring 2013 at the Phoenix Theatre on 9 April, with previews from 16 March 2013. Currently booking to 30 November 2013, ONCE will be produced in the West End by Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf and Michael Rose Limited in association with New York Theatre Workshop
For more information, check out the links below for this very exciting project!
Theatre: Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Dates: 16 March – 30 November 2013
Press Night: 9 April 2013 at 7pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees 3pm
First Thursday matinee 21 March at 3pm
Prices: From 16 March – 9 April 2013: £49.50 – £19.50, plus concessions
From 17 April – 30 November 2013: £67.50 – £19.50, plus concessions
A limited number of Day Seats at £19.50 each will go on sale from the Box Office, in person only, from 10am on the day of performance
All ticket prices include a restoration levy
Box Office: 0844 871 7629 – booking open now!