David Hunter (Guy) and Jill Winternitz (Girl) in Once at the Phoenix Theatre
David Hunter (Guy) and Jill Winternitz (Girl) in Once at the Phoenix Theatre
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David Hunter and Jill Winternitz recently took over the leads in the West End production of Once.

Hunter, who originally joined the show in July last year understudying the role of Guy, was a semi-finalist on Andrew Lloyd Webber's ITV casting show Superstar on ITV. His theatre credits include One Man Two Guvnors, Seussical and The Hired Man. Winternitz (Girl) made her West End debut starring as Baby in Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre and then on tour around the UK.

Based on the 2006 film, Once is a 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.

We met with the pair to see how they are getting on, you can watch the interview below or on Youtube by clicking here.