Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Once on the Graham Norton Show

I told you recently about the brilliant new London musical Once, adapted from the fantastic and award-winning film of the same name.  Telling the unlikely friendship and then love story of a young Czech girl and an Irish busker, set in Dublin, this is a beautiful story of hope, humanity, kindness and love, a heartwarming tale for our difficult times.

The stars of the London production recently appeared on the highly popular Graham Norton Show on BBC1 where they performed the signature song of the piece, Falling Slowly.  This beautiful, haunting song won the Best Original Song Oscar in 2007 and it's easy to see (hear) why.  It's such a gorgeous piece of music which cannot fail to warm your heart - and pull your heart strings!  (I defy you not to cry!)

Graham Norton has long championed the musical, and even told them not to dare flying straight from Broadway, where the show won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, to London without playing in Dublin.  Both he and director John Tiffany were therefore delighted that the musical made its European debut at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin before heading across the water to London.

You can see the Graham Norton Show performance by stars of the musical Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitesic's in this video:

Once: the Musical is at the Phoenix Theatre, London now.  You MUST see it!

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