Boyzone's Ronan Keating to star in Once from 17 November 2014

Boyzone's Ronan Keating to star in Once from 17 November 2014

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Ronan Keating will star in the award-winning musical ONCE from 17 November for a limited season through to March 21 at the Phoenix Theatre. Making his West End debut, Keating will play the male lead role of ‘Guy’.

    Ronan Keating said: “I was truly bowled over when I first saw ONCE. The music and storyline are so incredibly moving and combined with John Tiffany's direction, I believe it's a modern-day masterpiece. It's unlike anything else I've ever seen. When I was asked about playing the lead male (who is a busker in Dublin) I was completely overwhelmed because I knew it would be perfect - this was my home town, my people, and the place where I began my own music career. But as exciting as that is, it's scary too. I've never performed on the West End and this is a huge challenge and commitment. I'm really looking forward to returning to London later this year and completely sinking my teeth into the role. I think there's going to be lots to learn and lots to gain from this experience and I just want to be the absolute best that I can be."

    Keating was a founding member and lead singer of the group Boyzone, which boasts six UK number one singles, five number one albums and more than 25 million records sold worldwide. Keating has also enjoyed a successful solo career, selling 20 million records worldwide with four UK number one albums, winning both an Ivor Novello and BMI Songwriting awards. He has also served as a judge on The X Factor Australia since 2010.

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