Once is the smash-hit, award-winning musical that will capture your heart like no other. A bittersweet and funny love story that celebrates the power of music, performed live on stage by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians, Once dazzles with invention, wit and unforgettable songs. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, a 2013 Grammy Award and the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, this is the show everyone wants to see more than once. Come and find out why…
'Ronan Keating makes a brilliant debut on the West End stage' BBC Radio 2
★★★★ ‘Ronan captures the hearts of the audience seemingly effortlessly’ The Independent
★★★★ 'Ronan Keating inhabits the role with sensitivity and conviction’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘Ronan Keating’s singing is superbly expressive and soulful’ The Mail on Sunday
★★★★ ‘Keating is the genuine article’ Sunday Express
★★★★ ‘Ronan Keating achieves a rasping intensity that brings up the hairs on the back of your neck’ The Daily Telegraph
Once features all of the magical songs from the original film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly", this achingly beautiful, thrillingly inspirational show strikes an unforgettable chord and truly dares to be different. How often does a musical like this come around...
Ronan Keating performs the role of Guy in Once from 17 November 2014 - 21 March 2015
Running time2h30min. Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm
Performance datesBooking until 21 March 2015
Once - Much More Than Just Ronan
It feels like a bit of a cliché, when talking about award-winning musical Once, to say ‘Once is not enough’. But in my case, it happens to be true. This week I was back for my third and final visit to the Phoenix Theatre before the show closes on March 21st. And the first question most people have asked since is, ‘How was Ronan?’
11 Mar, 2015 | By Liz Dyer
10 Things You Didn't Know About Once
One of the best, and most original, shows in London’s West End right now is Once at the Phoenix Theatre. A love story with a difference, featuring a company of talented musicians and beautiful, haunting songs, this show is a must-see for anyone visiting London. It’s currently starring Boyzone’s Ronan Keating, to rave reviews, and I’ve just booked my third trip to see it before it closes in a few weeks.
Here are 10 things you might not know about Once…
12 Feb, 2015 | By London Theatre Direct
Who’s In It – And Why Does It Matter?
I’ll be honest. When I heard that Ronan Keating was taking over the lead role in hit musical Once from 17th November, I had mixed feelings.
10 Nov, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
5 Reasons To See Once Before It Closes
The brilliant Once is to close in the west end in March, following Ronan Keating’s departure from the role. I have to admit, I was a little shocked when I read the announcement, as when I visited little more than a month ago the house was full of a happy audience. I found Once to be an uplifting and haunting love story that stayed with me for days after I left the theatre and indeed London. It does sadden me that I won’t be able to see the show again, most likely, and so I would like to present my top five (of many) reasons to see Once at the Phoenix Theatre before 21st March 2015.
16 Oct, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
Once To Close In March 2015
Producers of Once have confirmed the musical will close in the West End on Saturday 21st March 2015 ahead of a planned European tour.
9 Oct, 2014 | By Andrew Tomlins
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
New Openings, Back To The Future Gossip & Urinetown Casting News + More #WestEndUpdate
Producers of Once have confirmed that Jill Winternitz has extended her run in the musical which plays at the Phoenix Theatre. This means she will star opposite Boyzone's Ronan Keating who joins the cast as Guy on 17th November 2014.
5 Sep, 2014 | By Andrew Tomlins
News / Casting
Ronan Keating Joins Cast Of Olivier Award-winning West End Production Of ONCE
On 17 November 2014 Ronan Keating will join the West End cast of Olivier award-winning musical Once, to play the leading role of Guy.
6 Jun, 2014 | By Tom Stratford
Arthur Darvill Joins Once, Blithe Spirit Opens And More This Week #WestEndWeek
18 Mar, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
News / Casting
Arthur Darvill To Join Cast of West End Production of Once
On 17 March 2014, Arthur Darvill, who has previously played the role in the Broadway production, will join the West End cast of Once to play the leading role of Guy. The eight-time Tony award-winning musical last month released over 400,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings at the Phoenix Theatre to 4 July 2015. Directed by John Tiffany, Once opened at the Phoenix Theatre in April last year where it has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.
21 Feb, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
5 Shows To See On Valentine’s Day #5Shows
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, if you’re still stuck for gift ideas there is nothing more romantic than an evening at the theatre. However, as there is nothing worse than picking the wrong show below are five shows we recommend you take your loved one to this Valentine’s Day…
4 Feb, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct