A new recording has just been released of the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly ahead of the award-winning musical Once coming to Edinburgh Playhouse next spring. (Listen below!)

The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and was a main feature of both the film and the musical. Daniel Healy will play Guy and Emma Lucia will play Girl in the production which comes to the UK after a run in the West End and an acclaimed run on Broadway.

Once is directed by Peter Rowe with set and costume design by Libby Watson, musical supervision by Ben Goddard, choreography by Francesca Jaynes, lighting design by Mark Dymock, sound design by James Cook, projection design by Peter Hazelwood and orchestrations by Martin Lowe. Casting is by Debbie O’Brien.

Based on the cult 2007 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, Once premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2011 before transferring to Broadway in 2012. There it won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Productions have since opened all over the world, including the West End production in 2013 which received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

Once has a Book by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriterEnda Walsh, and Music & Lyrics by Academy Award winning Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová who, for Falling Slowly, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It is based on the motion picture Written and Directed by John Carney. The Original Production Concept is by John Tiffany.

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.


Edinburgh Playhouse Tues 26th May – Sat 30th May 2020

Tickets on sale now from £13 Atgtickets.com/Edinburgh

T 0844 871 3014

Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia are playing the lead roles in Once