Landmark productions are on something of a roll. The production company behind the Walworth Farce, Ballyturk, Misterman and Ross O’Carroll Kelly are back with a new production of Once, which will start at the Olympia theatre on July 4th and run through August. The film was adapted for the stage by Enda Walsh (Ballyturk) so if you haven’t managed to see it in the West End, this will be your first chance in Dublin. Full cast and crew are on the press release below…
After 3 years on Broadway, 2 years in the West End, a Grammy Award and 8 Tony Awards, the multi award-winning musical comes home to Dublin
Once – Olympia Theatre – Previews from 4 July – opening Tuesday 14 July – running to 22 August 2015
Tickets on sale: this Friday, 27 March 2015 at 9am
‘I’m absolutely delighted that Once is coming to Dublin and will play for the summer at the Olympia Theatre. This sweet little love story, so beautifully dreamt in film by John Carney, has travelled a long way on theatre stages around the world – and is finally returning home.’ – Enda Walsh
Set in Dublin, Once is the smash-hit, award-winning musical that has captured hearts around the world with its touching love story, glorious music and irresistible humour. It’s a celebration of music, love, and the city that inspired it. Now it’s coming home.
Based on the much-loved movie of the same name, written and directed by John Carney, the musical features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh.
The multi-award-winning creative team consists of director John Tiffany and designers Bob Crowley, Natasha Katzand Clive Goodwin, with movement by Steven Hoggett and musical supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe.
Winner of eight Tony Awards – including Best Musical – two Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, the show features all of the magical songs from the original film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly.
The stunning music is performed by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians, who sing, dance and play their hearts out live on stage.
They include Tom Parsons as Guy, Megan Riordan as Girl, Sandra Callaghan as Baruska, Phelim Drew as Billy, Lisa Fox as Ex-Girfriend, Bob Kelly as Eamon, Michael Mahony as Emcee, Bill Murphy as Da, Dylan Reid as Andrej,Rickie O’Neill as Svec and Ruth Westley as Reza.
Between them, the 12 actors play 30 instruments during each performance, including guitar, cajon, melodica, harmonica, piano, violin, castanets, bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, tambourine, drums, accordion and cello.
Dates & Booking Information – The Olympia Theatre
July 4 – August 22, 2015
Previews: July 4 – 13
Opens: July 14
Tickets from €29.50 on sale 9am Friday, 27 March 2015
Tickets from Ticketmaster: 0818 719 300 | www.ticketmaster.ie
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