Once heads to the Midlands for its regional debut later this year!
The Tony and Grammy Award winning musical is being reimagined with a new immersive design for four weeks at The Hub at St Mary’s in Lichfield.
New theater company, Let Me In, has made accessibility its focus, with a series of “Pay What You Can” and relaxed performances, with director Christopher Buckle saying, “We are so blessed to have the opportunity to bring this beautifully human story to the Midlands in this brand new regional debut.To work with a cast and creative team with this level of talent, creativity and passion is exciting, and we promise it will be Once like you’ve never seen it before.
“We also wanted to make sure our production stays true to the heart of the message,” Buckle continues. “In addition to the experiences Glen and Marketa had, they translated so beautifully to the stage and screen. To do this, we designed a range of accessible performances to ensure that anyone who wants to experience Once, is given the opportunity to do so. We believe that theater has both the potential and responsibility to support the strengthening of communities and to actively fight against injustices that provide opportunities for a select few in society that should be accessible to all.”
Based on the 2006 Oscar-winning film, the musical tells the story of two disenfranchised artists, brought together by their shared love of music. It contains a book by Enda Walsh (Lazarus) and a score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (the frames†
The cast will be led by Luchi Carmignani and Phil King as Girl and Guy respectively, and the production will also feature designs by Imogen Melhuish, musical direction by Ewan Steady and movement direction by Hatty Allen.
Once runs in Lichfield from August 26 to September 17, 2022.
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