Enda Walsh’s new musical ‘Once’ at the Phoenix Theatre is an adaptation of the independent film of the same name. Upon hearing this I was instantly dubious of how well a play – and a musical at that – could accurately convey the complexity of a plotline written for film. However, Walsh has struck gold with a witty script, emotional depth and fantastic cast.
First of all, performance aside, it is worth mentioning just what a phenomenal venue The Old Red Lion Theatre is. With an excellent pub downstairs and a manageable, quirky auditorium upstairs, it is well worth a trip there to see any show.