Revival of Once the musical at The Barn
By David Wood
The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced the full cast and creative team for their upcoming revival of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Once.
The musical will run at the Cotswold theatre from 3rd July - 12th August.
Based on the critically acclaimed movie of the same name (written and directed by John Carney), Once features music and lyrics by the Academy award-winning team of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, including the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh.
Set in Dublin, the musical follows the unforgettable story of an Irish street musician and a funny Czech woman, drawn together by their shared love of music. Sarah Moss will play the role of Girl alongside Tomas Wolstenholme as Guy. Wolstenholme understudied the role of Guy whilst on the international tour.
Joining Moss and Wolstenholme in the cast are Amy Bastani as Reza/Ex-Girlfriend, Toby Bradford as Da/Bank Manager, Fiona Bruce as Baruska, Harry Curley as Andrej, Theo Diedrick as Eamon/Emcee, Thomas Fabian Parrish as Svec and David Shute as Billy.
The new production will see Dominic Shaw return to direct and choreograph, having previously directed the theatre's inaugural production of The Secret Garden, and he will be joined by Alex Turney as musical director, Sophia Pardon as set & costume designer, Nicholas Newman as sound designer and James Smith as lighting designer. Turney was a member of the original West End cast of Once.
Once marks the first of two musicals that form part of the theatre's fifth anniversary season, with the revival being followed by the world premiere of Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost's new one-woman musical of deliverance and revenge, Sin: A New Musical of Revenge. The new musical, which will be directed by Charlotte Westenra will run from 18th August - 16th September.
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