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Tony award-winner Once confirmed for West End run in Spring 2013

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As previously tipped, John Tiffany's production of Once, winner of eight 2012 Tony awards including Best New Musical, will open at the Phoenix Theatre next year, running from 9 April 2013 (previews from 16 March).

With book by award-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Misterman, The New Electric Ballroom, The Walworth Farce), Once has music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

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.

The Broadway production of Once continues at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre having opened in March this year. It will begin a US national tour launched by The Road Company in the summer of 2013.

The show has scenic and costume designs  by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Clive Goodwin, musical supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe and movement by Steven Hoggett

Once will play a short run at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin from 22 February – 9 March 2013 before moving to the West End. Casting is to be announced soon, and it's initially booking until 30 November 2013.


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