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From: Sep 17 2021

Unfortunately ONCE The Musical at the Comedy Theatre is unable to proceed at the current time.

A message from the event organisers:

“It is heartbreaking that we cannot bring ONCE to the Comedy Theatre this year. Audiences are hungry for live entertainment and we know they’re keen to see ONCE ... especially in Melbourne, which has had a love affair with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová’s musical ever since it first opened there in 2014. We did everything we could to try and avoid disappointing ticket holders and our wonderful cast. However, the increasing uncertainty around border closures has made it impossible to proceed with our tour. Planning an itinerary like this is difficult at the best of times, so imagine sending a show out on the road without knowing what could happen from one day to the next. Everyone involved in ONCE is desperate to get back into a theatre and we are going to explore every available opportunity to give this beautiful production by Richard Carroll, Amy Campbell and Victoria Falconer another life after COVID.” - Glenn Terry, CEO & Co-Artistic Director and Amylia Harris, Creative Producer & Co-Artistic Director, Darlinghurst Theatre Company

All ticket holders will receive an email from Ticketmaster containing further information and will receive a full refund.


The smash-hit musical ONCE returns to Melbourne! 

Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, ONCE features a book by Enda Walsh, and music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová.

The only Broadway show with music that won the Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award®, this breathtaking production stars Toby Francis, Stefanie Caccamo, Jay Laga'aia and a cast of outstanding actor-musicians bringing the Oscar-winning film to life on stage.

This captivating and life-affirming musical immerses audiences in the irresistible musicality of Dublin and features all the spellbinding songs from the critically-acclaimed film including “When Your Minds Made Up”“Lies”“Leave” and the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly”.

Don’t miss this modern-day musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all.