Book by Edna Walsh. Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Based on the film by John Carney. Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Directed by Richard Carroll. Eternity Playhouse. June 26 – July 21, 2019.
Melbourne beat Sydney to the punch to present this Tony Award winning musical by four years, but Harbour city patrons got the better deal in being able to see it up close and personal in the Eternity Playhouse.
The venue – with a narrow wide stage and no backstage space is not always an easy space to present intimate drama.
Once, a big hearted juicy musical, feels like it is home at the Darlinghurst Theatre. Such was the resonance of being so close to the action that patrons found it hard to imagine seeing it inside a larger venue.