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ONCE – The Musical Comes to Perth


A production of the Black Swan State Theater Company of WA and the Darlinghurst Theater Company

Book by ENDA WALSH | Music and lyrics by GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ Based on the film written and directed by JOHN CARNEY In agreement with Music Theater International (Australasia)

A Dublin bar, a boy, a girl and two broken hearts.

This international hit and eight-time Tony Award-winning musical reminds us of the power of music to connect us all. Featuring songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Academy Award-winning song “Falling Slowly”, this hauntingly haunting score will enchant you with the intoxication of unexpected love.

After a sold-out 2019 season, Once is a stunning co-production with the Darlinghurst Theater which will debut at the Regal Theater from May 28 to June 12.

Once is the only Broadway show whose music has won the Oscar, the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, the Drama Desk Award four times and the Tony Award eight times!

Once is a tender love story between a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up and a Czech immigrant pianist who reminds him how to dream. Featuring an exceptional ensemble of eleven performers playing instruments live on stage, Once is a modern musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all.

This critically acclaimed production is directed by Richard Carroll under the musical direction of Victoria Falconer. It features stunning dance sequences created by Hamilton resident director Amy Campbell. Australian musical theater stars Stefanie Caccamo (Oklahoma!, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Toby Francis (Kinky Boots, High Fidelity) reprise the roles of Girl and Guy, inspired by the show’s songwriters.

Based on John Carney’s film of the same name, Once features a book by Enda Walsh, and haunting music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

Richard Carroll, Director:

Once is a grown-up love story about two hurt people, helping each other cope with challenges, pain, and the vital importance of vulnerability as a path to connection and fulfilment. The catalyst for the bond between the main characters is, of course, the music. And what music! The songs are beautiful and painful and evocative and funny and truthful and original and unforgettable – and all performed live on stage by the incredible cast.

New York Daily News

Original and unforgettable, Once takes you from the first note, grabs you by the strings of your heart and never lets go.


Directed by Carroll, who brings just the right amount of light to its direction, everything in the production (choreography, music, lighting, design) organically comes together to create something heartfelt, bittersweet and very special.

Season Details

Venue: The Regal Theatre,
Date: May 28 to June 12, 2022

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