Once the musical which won 8 tony® awards including best musical in New York arrives in london march 2013. This was originally a movie, which if you haven’t seen, you should definitely find it. The movie itself won an Oscar for best Irish film, and despite being made for only 130,000 Euros in just 17 days and went on to gross over $20 million dollars worldwide.
From the Once Website: “ Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once is an extraordinary, original and irresistibly joyous celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected. This unique stage adaptation takes you right to the heart of the action in a rapturous production that dazzles with invention.
An old-fashioned love story that dares to be different, Once is brought to life by a supremely talented cast of actor-musicians who unleash all the giddy exhilaration of an Irish ceilidh live on stage. Featuring all of the magical songs from the original film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly”, this is an achingly beautiful, thrillingly inspirational show that strikes a truly unforgettable chord. How often does a musical like this come around…”