Once the Musical UK Tour

Once the musical UK Tour announced! One of the most celebrated musicals of our time, Once will embark on its first major UK tour from January 2020.

Once musical UK Tour

Once the musical UK tour has been cancelled due to COVID 19 Theatre Closures.

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. Following their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways. Celebrated for its original score including the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.


Once embarks on its first major UK tour after 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.

Once Uk Tour 2020
Daniel Healy (Guy) and Emma Lucia (Girl).

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 this production’s 2018 premiere 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. 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 is to be announced.

Once 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. Casting is by Debbie O’Brien.

Based on the cult 2007 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, Once premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012. There it won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Productions have since opened all over the world, including the West End production in 2013 which received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Once has a Book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh, and Music & Lyrics by Academy Award-winning Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who, for Falling Slowly, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It is based on the motion picture Written and Directed by John Carney. The Original Production Concept is by John Tiffany.



19 December 2019 – 11 January 2020
Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls Croydon

13 – 18 January 2020
Cliffs Pavillion Southend

20 – 25 January 2020
Liverpool Empire

3 – 8 February 2020
Grand Opera House York

10 – 15 February 2020
New Victoria Theatre Woking

17 – 22 February 2020
Milton Keynes Theatre

24 February – 1 March 2020
New Wolsey Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

2 – 7 March 2020
Bath Theatre Royal

10 – 14 March 2020
Belgrade Theatre Coventry

17 – 21 March 2020
Regent Theatre Stoke

23 – 28 March 2020
Malvern Festival Theatre

His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen

6 – 11 April 2020
Nottingham Theatre Royal

14 – 18 April 2020
New Theatre Oxford

20 – 25 April 2020
Theatre Royal Brighton

5 – 9 May 2020
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

11 – 16 May 2020
Millennium Centre Cardiff

18 – 23 May 2020
Mayflower Theatre Southampton

26 – 30 May 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse

1 – 6 June 2020
Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

8 – 13 June 2020
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
15 – 20 June 2020
Leicester Curve

22 – 27 June 2020
The Lowry, Salford

6 – 11 July 2020
Theatre Royal Plymouth

13 – 18 July 2020
King’s Theatre Glasgow

20 – 25 July 2020
Hull New Theatre


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