Once

Fairfield Season Saver Musicals Theatre
Once
When

Thursday 19th December, 2019 - Saturday 11th January, 2020

Where

Ashcroft Playhouse

About

Once may now be enough for you to see this multi award-winning Broadway and West End hit musical. Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, you will meet (and never forget) two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who find each other unexpectedly and fall in love. You will fall in love, too, with this brilliant and beautiful musical, filled with live music, from lush ballads to barnstorming reels. Once is the spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams.

The cast will be led by Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl, who return to the roles after receiving critical and audience acclaim in the production’s 2018 premiere at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. Daniel Healy is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor, who has co-written songs for multi-platinum artist Ronan Keating including the single Breathe, which topped the BBC Radio 2 Playlist. Theatre credits include Backbeat and Once, both in the West End. Emma Lucia made her professional debut as Marilyn and understudying Carole King in the UK Tour of Beautiful, before taking on the role of Girl in Once.

Further casting is to be announced.

Age guidance of 10+

 

Event Timings

Approx. 2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

Performances

Thursday - 19th December 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 20th December 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 21st December 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 21st December 7:45 PM Book Now
Monday - 23rd December 7:45 PM Book Now
Tuesday - 24th December 2:30 PM Book Now
Thursday - 26th December 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 27th December 2:30 PM Book Now
Friday - 27th December 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 28th December 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 28th December 7:45 PM Book Now
Monday - 30th December 7:45 PM Book Now
Tuesday - 31st December 2:30 PM Book Now
Thursday - 02nd January 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 03rd January 2:30 PM Book Now
Friday - 03rd January 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 04th January 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 04th January 7:45 PM Book Now
Monday - 06th January 7:45 PM Book Now
Tuesday - 07th January 7:45 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 08th January 2:30 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 08th January 7:45 PM Book Now
Thursday - 09th January 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 10th January 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 11th January 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 11th January 7:45 PM Book Now

Reviews

This show wins standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft.

New York Post

An exquisite reminder of theater's singular capacity to transport us

The Hollywood Reporter

A love affair with music… fresh and unexpected

The New York Times

Venue Info

Ashcroft Playhouse

With increased capacity of over 800 seats the Ashcroft Playhouse will present seasons of plays and musicals as well as being home to local community performances and events.  Seasons of live cinema broadcasts will also feature in the programme.

 

On Monday 16 September 2019, Dame Judi Dench formally re-dedicated the Ashcroft Playhouse at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls to her friend and Croydon-born fellow actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft. The award-winning actress unveiled the People’s Picture, a giant commemorative mosaic by artist Helen Marshall.

 

Dame Judi Dench unveils Dame Peggy Ashcroft mural