Arthur Darvill, most recently seen on Broadway in the leading role of Guy in Once, is to reprise the part in the West End. He will begin performances in London on March 17 at the Phoenix Theatre. The St Patrick’s Day show will be a gala in aid of Oxfam.
Darvill’s stage credits include Our Boys, Soft, Doctor Faustus, Been So Long and Swimming with Sharks. His TV credits include Doctor Who, Broadchurch and The White Queen.
Based on the 2006 film, Once features a score by the movie’s stars and Academy Award-winning composers for “Falling Slowly,” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Directed by John Tiffany, the show premiered at New York Theatre Workshop before opening at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 18, 2012. The show won eight Tony Awards, including honors for Tiffany, as well as Enda Walsh for his book for the romantic musical. The London production officially opened April 9, 2013.