Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and the New Wolsey Ipswich present the UK regional premiere of
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and lyrics by
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Based on the Motion Picture written and directed by John Carney
A guy, a girl and the song that brought them together.
Winner of eight Tony Awards® in 2012, including Best Musical, 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.
From the producers of Made in Dagenham, an ensemble of actor-musicians play their instruments live on stage, in a smash hit romantic show that steals your heart, based on the Academy Award-winning film.
ONCE is about what happens when you take chances and go for your dreams.
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.
Various times, see below
£13.50 | £17.50 | £20.50 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)
Mon - Thu
£19.50 | £24.50 | £28 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)
Fri & Sat
£22.50 | £27 | £30 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)
150 minutes approx.
is available at all performances
Sign Language Interpreted performance
Wed 17 Oct | 7.30pm
Dementia Friendly performance
Thu 18 Oct | 1.30pm
Rachel trained at Bretton Hall.
Her theatre credits include The Jungle Book (UK Tour); A Little Night Music (The Watermill); The Snow Queen (New Vic Theatre); The Hound of the Baskervilles (York Theatre Royal); A Flea In Her Ear (Tabard Theatre); Father Christmas (Lyric Hammersmith); Oliver! (The Watermill Theatre); and These Trees Are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse/Theatre Bench). She has also worked with Les Enfants Terribles on numerous occasions including shows such as The Imaginary Menagerie, Ernest and the Pale Moon and The Vaudevillains.
As a cellist, she has appeared on several television programmes including: Ed Harcourt Burberry Acoustic Session (Burberry); Michael Bublé on Strictly Come Dancing (ITV); Muse at the Brit Awards (ITV); and The Royal Variety Show (BBC).
Rachel is delighted to be appearing at the New Wolsey and to be making her return to Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with Once, having previously performed in Shakers, The Young Ones and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.
Lloyd trained at Rose Bruford College.
Lloyd’s Theatre credits include: The Jungle Book (Royal and Derngate Northampton & UK Tour), Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse and Tour), Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre, West End), Nicobobinus (Dumbwise/UK Tour), Saturday Night (Arts Theatre, West End), Our House (New Wolsey Theatre/UK Tour),The Story Giant (Shanty Theatre Company), Faust (Greenwich Theatre), Anyone Can Whistle (Jermyn Street), Pinocchio (Tolmen Centre), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Romeo and Juliet, David Copperfield, White Nights and The Nose and Harmless (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), Fewer Emergencies (Deptford Albany), Grimethorpe Race (Arcola) and Treasure Island (UK Tour).
Daniel Healy is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter, musician, actor & creative.
Originally hailing from Loch Lomond in Scotland. Daniel’s career has been a successful mix between acting and music.
Theatre Credits include: Backbeat (West End and international tour); Peter Pan (Kings Theatre, Edinburgh); and Roll Over Beethoven (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch). His performance as a young Paul McCartney was critically praised. Daniel Originally played Eamon in the West End production of ONCE as well as understudying the lead role of GUY for Arthur Darvill and Ronan Keating.
Television Credits include: Chewin' the fat, The Karen Dunbar Show, Taggart and River City.
In 2016, Healy signed a publishing deal with Concord Music Publishing who are based in Los Angeles / London. Their artist roster includes Mark Ronson, Marylin Manson, George Harrison, Evanescence, Andrew Lloyd Webber to name a few. Daniel co-wrote six songs on multi-platinum artist Ronan Keating’s 2016 album, Time Of My Life. The album reached #3 on the UK album charts and included Healy’s co-written single “Breathe”, which topped the BBC Radio 2 Playlist.
Keep up to date with Dan by following him on social media @danhealymusic
West End: Jean Valjean Les Miserables (Queens/Palace Theatres), George The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello), Braithwaite Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace), Tom Jenkins Scrooge (Dominion), Admetus and Munkustrap Cats (New London), Me and My Girl (Adelphi).
Other theatre includes: Ursus The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios/Bristol Old Vic); Oxy and the Morons (New Wolsey); Annas Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park); Gyp Decarlo Jersey Boys (UK tour); Max Jackie the Musical (Dundee Gardyne); Khashoggi We Will Rock You (10th anniversary world tour); Judas Jesus Christ Superstar (Minack); Eddie/Dr Scott The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Frederick Trumper Chess, 20th Anniversary Concert (Oslo); Bill Austin Mama Mia (International Tour); The Man in Some Girls are Bigger than Others (Lyric Hammersmith, National Tour, Dublin); Mike Hot Pants (Oldham Coliseum); Cyrano de Bergerac Cold Moon Rising (Jermyn Street); Tom Jenkins Scrooge (National/European Tours); Mike Costa A Chorus Line (Derby Playhouse); Slap Hot Shoe Shuffle (National Tour); Gabey On the Town (National Tour); Joe Matchgirls (Bromley); A Month in the Country, The Rivals and Toad of Toad Hall (Liverpool Playhouse); Fiddler on the Roof (Liverpool Empire). Workshop From Here To Eternity.
Actor/Musician: Merlin in Sword In The Stone; Sarah the Cook Dick Whittington; Fleshcreep Jack & The Beanstalk, King Camelot Sleeping Beauty (Ipswich New Wolsey Rock Panto); Orin Little Shop Of Horrors (Birmingham Rep).
Film/TV: Alan London Road (Cuba Pictures), PC Harrison Poirot (LWT), Stuart Ambrose Wire in the Blood (Coastal); Colin Piper Merseybeat, (BBC); Gary Stephens The Bill (Talkback).
Emma trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where she was awarded the Laurence Olivier Bursary, and graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in 2017.
Credits include: St George and the Dragon (NT Studio/Workshop), Connections 2018 (NT Studio/Workshop), Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Demo Recording), Our Season's End (Workshop/Arts Theatre), Future Dreams (Savoy Hotel).
Most recently: her professional debut as Marilyn and understudied and played Carole and Cynthia in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (National Tour).
Samuel trained at Rose Bruford College.
Recent credits include: An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal), Electra (Dumbwise Theatre Company), Threepenny Opera, A Christmas Carol (Bolton Octagon), The Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Better Man (Young Vic), Rebecca (Kneehigh), Birdsong (UK Tour), Dandy Dick (UK Tour), A Man Of No Importance, The Recruiting Officer, Jack And The Beanstalk (Salisbury Playhouse), The Kissing Dance (Jermyn Street), Puss In Boots (Derby Theatre), St Finnegens Elbow, Dial M For Murgatroyd (Eastern Angles), A Rats Tale, The Story Giant, Salty Socks Of Dunkirk (Shanty Theatre Company), Macbeth, Beauty And The Beast (Fairgame), When The Lights Went Out (Stroud Theatre.)
Theatre Credits Include: Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre), The Beggar's Opera/ Alice in Wonderland (Storyhouse, Chester), The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), The Rover (RADA), The Sugar Wife (RADA), Mrs Warren's Profession (RADA), The Merry Wives of Windsor (RADA), The Double Dealer (RADA), Thames Boat Play (RADA), The Tempest (RADA). Prometheus Bound (RADA), August Osage County (RADA), The Crucible (Golden Apples Players).
Radio Credits Include: Home Front Season 12 2017 (BBC Radio 4)
Emcee / cover Guy
Peter trained at Rose Bruford College.
Theatre credits include: The Commitments (West End & UK Tour), Romeo and Juliet (Watermill Theatre), Save + Quit (New Theatre Dublin), Eye of the Storm (Theatr na nÓg) and The Ballad of Rudy (Goblin Theatre)
Pete is thrilled to back at the New Wolsey after playing Bobby Robson in Our Blue Heaven earlier this year.
Other theatre credits include: Beyond the End of the Road (November club); The Tempest (Improbable/Northern Stage); Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Dick Whittington, Cinderella and Peter Pan (Theatre Royal Newcastle); Midsummer Songs (New Wolsey Theatre); Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk (The City Varieties Leeds) and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (360 Productions)
Two seasons with the RSC in Stratford, Newcastle and New York. He spent 15 years with the Northern Stage ensemble based at the old Playhouse Theatre appearing in many productions, touring nationally and internationally.
His TV credits include Byker Grove (BBC/Zenith); Emmerdale, YTV, Harry, Spender and The Parables (BBC); The Bobby Thompson Story and Show People (Planet North)
Film: Detective Harrigan (Tall Tree Productions)
Kate completed an MA in English Lit and Music at Glasgow University before going on to drama training at Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre Credits include: Blonde (Rada Festival); Crazy For You (UK Tour); Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre), The Likes of us (Workshop, Howard Panter Ltd.), Untold Stories (Watermill Theatre), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sherman Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (Theatre at the Mill), Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford Gatehouse), A Christmas Carol (Derby Theatre), Betty Blue Eyes (West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK Tour), Little Voice (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Love, Lies and Lust (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Craig Revel Horwood's Strictly Confidential (UK Tour), The Spring Season at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch 2012 which included Satin & Steel, Can't Pay Won't Pay, The Merchant Of Venice and Peter Pan, Chess (UK Tour and Toronto), Macbeth and Ajax (Riverside Studios), Cinderella (King’s Theatre, Glasgow), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Landor Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice) and The Pajama Game (Union Theatre).
Kate has also worked with a variety of music artists in the UK as both a vocalist and violinist. She co-wrote the 2013 Edinburgh Festival hit play, 'From where I'm standing', for Delirium Theatre Company.
Susannah Van Den Berg
Susannah trained at Rose Bruford, earning a BA (Hons) in Actor Musicianship.
Theatre credits include: Oranges and Elephants (Hoxton Hall), Alice in Winterland (Rose Theatre Kingston), Sister Act (UK and International Tour), Diana of Dobson's (New Victoria, Newcastle), I Love Paris (Orange Tree, Richmond), Can't Buy Me Love and A Man of No Importance (both for Salisbury Playhouse), Oliver!, Martin Guerre and Spend Spend Spend (all for Watermill Theatre), Business as Usual (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), Sweeney Todd (English National Opera), The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour), Mother Courage (Library Theatre, Manchester), Cinderella and Aladdin (both for City Varieties, Leeds), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens), Chess (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), The Comedy of Errors (Stafford Shakespeare Festival), Guys and Dolls (New Wolsey Theatre), Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio (both for Theatre Royal, Margate), Man of La Mancha (Edinburgh Lyceum), Amadeus (Wilton's Music Hall), Sweeney Todd (UK Tour), Late Joys (Players’ Theatre London).
James trained as an Actor Musician at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre Credits include: The Last Ship (UK Tour); My Fair Lady (The Mill at Sonning); The State Of Things (Brockley Jack Theatre); As You Like It (Mountview); The Nativity (Mountview); Oh What A Lovely War (Mountview).
|Book by||Enda Walsh|
|Music and Lyrics||Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová|
|Musical Director||Ben Goddard|
|Sound Designer||James Cook|
|Lighting Designer||Mark Dymock|