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Once

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King's Theatre, Glasgow

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Mon 13 Jul - Sat 18 Jul 2020

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Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, it tells the uplifting yet yearning story of a part-time Dublin guitarist busker (who works by day in his dad's Hoover repair shop) who falls unexpectedly in love with a young Czech immigrant fellow musician. As we follow their relationship across five short days, big changes happen to both of them in little ways.
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King's Theatre, Glasgowchange

Mon 13 Jul - Sat 18 Jul 2020
297 Bath St, Glasgow G2, UK
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Why go and see it?

A Broadway and West End hit musical that's a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference, Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other.

As conjured by a score of original Irish-inflected songs, written by the original stars of the film Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the atmosphere is partly a busked concert and partly an aching romance that feels both spontaneous and freshly minted. The music, played live by the actors themselves, is alternately beautiful and rousing, and Enda Walsh's script quietly overwhelms with its sense of spirit, sincerity and solitude.

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There's no other show quite like it. It's the most unusual, unique and affecting musical you're ever likely to see. It has a spontaneous free-form improvisatory vitality, yet it is also emotionally precise in the understated air of longing that anyone who has ever been in love will recognise instantly. And audiences will fall head over heels in love with the show, too. Once is a genuine one-off which you'll need to see at least once -- but it's also unlikely to be your last time, as you'll want to see it again (and again).

This show wins standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft. At this point in Broadway history, this feels downright revolutionary
- New York Post
An exquisite reminder of theater's singular capacity to transport us
- Th Hollywood Reporter
A love affair with music… fresh and unexpected
- The New York Times

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What the critics say

It's funny, its truthful, it sings
- The Times
Wins you over with its simplicity, charm and air of sweet melancholy
- The Guardian
Charmingly funny and affecting
- The Independent

King's Theatre, Glasgow

297 Bath St, Glasgow G2, UK
Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Monday to Sunday, 90 minutes before performance start. Tickets can be bought and collected for that performance ONLY. Please visit Theatre Royal Glasgow for advance sales.
The Theatre Royal Box Office (282 Hope Street) open 10am - 6pm, Mon - Sat, operates advance sales for both venues. If you are collecting tickets we recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to curtain up.
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Getting here
Access
King's Theatre has a bar on each level of the auditorium, which are open from an hour before the performance begins and during the interval.
Add that VIP experience to your visit by upgrading your ticket to include access to our excusive Ambassador Lounge. You will be greeted on arrival by one of our dedicated hosts who will escort you to your table. For more information, please contact 0844 871 7648 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
There is no cloakroom is available at this venue.

King’s Theatre Glasgow opened in 1904 and has played host to top stars and shows ever since. The King's provides Glasgow's flourishing amateur groups with a high profile stage and was the location for the opening ceremony of Glasgow's European City of Culture events in 1990. Above all, it continues to pack in appreciative audiences performance after performance and throughout the year.

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King's Theatre, Glasgowchange

Mon 13 Jul - Sat 18 Jul 2020
297 Bath St, Glasgow G2, UK
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]