The stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, Once has opened in London at the Phoenix Theatre. This extraordinary, original and irresistibly joyous celebration of love, friendship and music has won a shed load of awards across the pond and will no doubt woo Theatre Breaks audiences too with a supremely talented cast of actor-musicians who unleash all the giddy exhilaration of an Irish ceilidh live on stage.
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. Winner of 8 Tony Awards in 2012, including Best New Musical, this unique stage adaptation takes you right to the heart of the action in a rapturous production that dazzles with invention.
Once features all of the magical songs from the original film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly. It is an achingly beautiful, thrillingly inspirational show that strikes a truly unforgettable chord.
The Phoenix Theatre is on Charing Cross Road so the closest hotels are the 3 star St Giles Hotel and the 4 star Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street. Other hotels include the Kenilworth and the Bloomsbury Street and the lovely Montague on the Gardens – all four star hotels and all excellent bases for a weekend break in London.
If you would rather stay out of the West End then the nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road just a few minutes walk up the road under the Dominion Theatre.