Age Restriction: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
One of the big hits of Broadway is set to make its way to the Phoenix Theatre in 2013 and this means that audiences in the West End will have the opportunity to experience a musical event with a difference. Based on the hit 2006 movie, which looked at the relationship between an Irish street musician and a Czech immigrant in Dublin, “Once” has captured the hearts of those on the other side of the Atlantic and ensured that it will be a talking point for some time to come.
So there is no doubting that this success can be repeated on these shores in 2013, when the show becomes the high profile replacement of the long running show “Blood Brothers”, which appeared at the venue for thirteen years.
In “Once” the plot follows the movie closely, so we are introduced to the lead character (portrayed by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová on the big screen), with a romance beginning to emerge between the two musicians (with one of them the mentioned Irish street performer and the other the Czech immigrant). But the romance is represented in a unique way, with the songs that the characters perform demonstrating their feelings throughout.
The show uses the same songs penned by the actors from the movie version, showing a high level of respect between the stage and screen versions of the story.
And if these facts weren’t enough to show you that “Once” should stand up there alongside other West End hits like “Billy Elliot the Musical”, one only has to look at the list of Tony Awards it managed to earn as a result of the show’s run in New York. “Once” picked up gongs for Best Musical in 2012, in addition to Best Book and even Best Direction. So it arrives in the United Kingdom full of the confidence it needs to be a big hit.
If you are hoping for a great time in the West End, then heading to the Phoenix Theatre from 2013 should prove to be a great choice. It shows that even with established bit hit in the capital, there’s still plenty of room for more.
|Booking From:||Friday, 20th March 2015|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 20th March 2015|
|Running Time:||2 hours and 30 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.|
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