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Ronan Keating Joins The Cast of Once

On 17 November 2014 Ronan Keating will join the West End cast of Olivier award-winning musical Once, to play the leading role of Guy.

Ronan Keating said:  “I was truly bowled over when I first saw Once. The music and storyline are so incredibly moving and combined with John Tiffany's direction, I believe it's a modern-day masterpiece. It's unlike anything else I've ever seen.  When I was asked about playing the lead male (who is a busker in Dublin) I was completely overwhelmed because I knew it would be perfect - this was my home town, my people, and the place where I began my own music career. But as exciting as that is, it's scary too. I've never performed on the West End and this is a huge challenge and commitment.  I'm really looking forward to returning to London later this year and completely sinking my teeth into the role. I think there's going to be lots to learn and lots to gain from this experience and I just want to be the absolute best that I can be."

 

Directed by John Tiffany, the West End production of Once opened in April 2013 and is currently booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 4 July 2015. 

 

Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once is a celebration of love, friendship and music performed by cast of actor/musicians. 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.

 

Irish recording artist, singer-songwriter and musician Ronan Keating launched his career as a member of Boyzone in 1993 and has subsequently enjoyed a hugely successful career as a solo recording artist.

 

With Boyzone Keating has sold over 25 million records worldwide and as a solo artist 20 million.  Before joining the cast of Once, Keating will return to Australia for a fourth year as a judge on The X-Factor.

 

In April this year Once was the winner of two coveted Olivier awards including the first ever recipient of the Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in Music.  The show has also won 8 Tony awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.  In addition Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s Falling Slowly won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

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