Boyzone show their support for Ronan Keating's stage debut in Once

Guests including Rupert Evans, Lesley Manville and Michelle Collins were in attendance as the singer faced theatreland critics for the first time

Friends, family and colleagues of Ronan Keating descended on the Phoenix Theatre last night to celebrate his first theatrical press night, as he joined the cast of Once.

Other VIPs included Lesley Manville, Maureen Lipman and Nicky Clarke.

You can read our verdict on the Boyzone star's stage debut here.