The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is thrilled that its regional premiere of Once, co-produced with the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, has received six nominations in the prestigious Off West End Theatre Awards.

Assessors from The Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards) have nominated Once for Best Musical Production, Ben Goddard for Best Musical Direction, Emma Lucia for Best Female Performance in a Musical, Daniel Healy for Best Male Performance in a Musical, and Sean Kingsley and Samuel Martin for Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

  

  

The OffWestEnd.com website, which champions London’s independent theatres, launched the annual awards – also known as The Offies – in 2010 to celebrate excellence in productions outside the West End. The Queen’s Theatre is one of over 80 participating venues across the capital and a final shortlist of nominees will come out early next year.

Featuring an ensemble of cast of actor-musicians, Once tells the unforgettable story of a Dublin street musician and a funny Czech woman, drawn together by their shared love of music. As they assemble a band from her wild family and his quirky mates, the music flows and they fall slowly in love.

★★★★★ ‘A phenomenal production’ spyinthestalls

★★★★★ ‘Moving, beautifully produced musical that’s good for the ears and heart’ Everything Theatre

★★★★★ ‘Cracking performances all-round, from an outstanding cast of actor-musicians, combined with hauntingly novel songs and music’ ActDrop

Once runs at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch until Saturday 20 October. For more information about the show call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit queens-theatre.co.uk.

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