ONCE cast announcement and Darlo’s next three premieres (ONCE, Overflow and Let The Right One In)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast of the smash-hit musical Once, which makes its long-awaited return to the Eternity Playhouse from 24 June following its season in Perth with Black Swan State Theatre Company.

12 of Australia’s most talented actor-musicians play their own instruments live on stage as they bring to life this tender love story of a struggling Irish musician and the Czech piano player who restores his faith in the power of music to unite us.

Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, and featuring a book by Enda Walsh, this critically acclaimed production by director Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane) has been warming hearts around the country since it first opened in 2019. It features musical direction by Victoria Falconer (Lizzie), breathtaking movement sequences by Amy Campbell (A Chorus Line), and the Oscar, Grammy, Olivier and Tony Award-winning songs of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

Reprising their critically acclaimed roles are Toby Francis (Guy), Stefanie Caccamo (Girl) and Jay Laga’aia  (Da). Other returning cast members include Deirdre Khoo (ex-girlfriend), Drew Livingston (Bank Manager), Abe Mitchell (Andrej), Rupert Reid (Billy), Patrick Schnur (Emcee) and Alec Steedman (Eamon). They are accompanied by Pavan Kumar Hari (Svec), who joined the production in Perth, and newcomers to the show Ruby Clark (Reza) and Emma Price (Barusa).

Following an extended, sold-out season in 2019, and a return season that was cut short by the pandemic last year, this is the third opportunity for Sydney audiences to fall in love with one of the most romantic, joyous and uplifting musicals of all time.

Artistic Director, Amylia Harris:

Audiences fell in love with Once and we were inundated with requests to bring it back, After being impacted by the second lockdown, it is incredibly rewarding to finally be able to remount this beautiful, life-affirming work. It’s a win for our audiences and artists alike, at a time when we all need to come together to share stories that celebrate community and strike a chord of joy and hope within us.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s production of Once plays the Eternity Playhouse from 24 June for a strictly limited season. Tickets are on sale now at: www.darlinghursttheatre.com/once


In September, Director Dino Dimitriadis will direct the Australian premiere of Overflow by Travis Alabanza:

Club toilets have taught me more about sisterhood than any book,says the internationally acclaimed writer, who is one of the UK’s most prominent trans  voices. Dubbed” future classic” by the Evening Standard, “thought-provoking” by The Guardian, and “filled to the brim with joy, pain and humour” by The Stage, this is a hilarious and devastating exploration of womens; bathrooms; who is allowed in and who is kept out. Overflow opens on 9 September and will be the first Australian mainstage production staged by an entirely trans and gender diverse creative team.

Tickets are on sale now at: www.darlinghursttheatre.com/overflow

Let the Right One In

Auditions are underway for Alexander Berlage’s highly anticipated production of Let the Right One In, which opens on 6 October. This spine-tingling vampire thriller of mythic proportions is based on the best-selling novel and film of the same name, and has been superbly crafted for the stage by Jack Thorne  award-winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Originally programmed as part of DTC’s 2020 season and postponed due to the lockdown, this will be the final premiere in Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 2022 season and is guaranteed to set audiences’ blood racing.

Tickets are on sale now at: www.darlinghursttheatre.com/lettherightonein

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