Once The Musical

Opened: February 2013

Phoenix Theatre

General Managed

Written by Enda Walsh.
Directed by John Tiffany.

Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once was an extraordinary, original and irresistibly joyous celebration of love, friendship and music.

When an Irish busker and a Czech girl 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. Winner of 8 Tony® Awards in 2012, including Best New Musical, and a 2013 Grammy® Award, this unique stage adaptation took you right to the heart of the action in a rapturous production.

An exhilarating love story that refuses to play by the rules, performed by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians, Once dazzles with invention, wit and unforgettable music.

Featuring all of the magical songs from the original film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly”, this achingly beautiful, thrillingly inspirational show struck an unforgettable chord and truly dared to be different. How often does a musical like this come around…

Awards & Nominations


Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical - Zrinka Cvitešić

Olivier Award Outstanding Achievement in Music – Martin Lowe, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová


Olivier Award Best New Musical

Olivier Award Best Set Design - Clive Goodwin

Olivier Award Best Set Design – Bob Browley

Olivier Award Best Theatre Choreographer – Steven Hoggett

Once The Musical Gallery