Enda Walsh

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Once

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Director John Tiffany Starring
  • Valda Aviks
  • Declan Bennett
  • Zrinka Cvitešić
  • Aidan Kelly
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    Phoenix Theatre

    The London production of the award winning musical opened in April 2013.

    Based on the film by John Carney and the music of Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova, Once follows a busker and a Czech immigrant who meet on the streets of Dublin and strike up a fragile romance. Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić take on the parts of Guy and Girl in the critically acclaimed transfer.

    Ronan Keating joined the cast playing the part of Guy in November 2014.

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    a lovely show, made all the better by the fact that it doesn’t follow either the traditional love story or the failure-to-fame story formula. It’s full of ambiguities Lyn Gardner
    The Guardian

    an evening that mixes comedy, music, sadness and romance with two heartwarming central performances David Lister
    The Independent

    this remains a refreshing new spin on the traditional West End musical. Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard

    it exerts a delicate, slow-burning charm. Enda Walsh’s script... is flecked with dry humour and droll observation Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times
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    it has a delicate soulfulness and a truthful charm Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    it would take a very stony heart not to respond Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    Enda Walsh’s musical book brings it — especially the heroine — into more vivid life... If London audiences don’t love it to bits I disown them Libby Purves
    The Times
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    Irish playwright Enda Walsh captures the fragile charm of the original movie in a book bursting with unexpected humour Paul Vale
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