The production will open Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19th December to Saturday 11th January before embarking on a UK tour.

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of the musical based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, starting at the Fairfield Halls from the 19th December.

Joining the previously announced Daniel Healy as Guy andEmma Lucia as Girl areDan Bottomley as Billy, Matthew Burns as Eamon, Ellen Chivers as Reza, Rosalind Ford as Ex-Girlfriend, Lloyd Gorman as Svejc, David Heywood as Emcee, Samuel Martin as Bank Manager, Peter Peverley as Da, Susannah Van Den Berg as Baruska and James William-Pattison as Andrej.The cast also includes Emma Fraser, Seán Keany, Hanna Khogali and Conor McFarlane.

Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia return to the roles of ‘Guy’ and ‘Girl’ after receiving acclaim in the production’s premiere last year at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. 

Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, Once tells the uplifting yet yearning story of two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who unexpectedly fall in love. Following their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways. Celebrated for its original score including the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

Directed by Peter Rowe, the production will visit: Southend, Liverpool, York, Woking, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Bath, Coventry, Stoke, Malvern, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Oxford, Brighton, Sheffield, Cardiff, Southampton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Canterbury, Leicester, Salford, Newcastle, Plymouth, Glasgow and Hull.

The musical features Music & Lyrics by Academy Award winning Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and a book by Enda Walsh. Meanwhile, the creative team for this production includes set and costume design by Libby Watson, musical supervision by Ben Goddard, choreography by Francesca Jaynes, lighting design by Mark Dymock, sound design by James Cook, projection design by Peter Hazelwood and orchestrations by Martin Lowe.

For more information about Once the Musical visit: http://www.oncethemusicalonstage.com/