Once On This Island (2023)

10 May – 10 June

Once On This Island, directed by Ola Ince, opened our 2023 season. With a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, this production revived the 1990 Broadway musical.

The cast

Creative team


Evening Standard

"An array of belting anthems, insistent rhythms and sly wit."

The Times

"Gabrielle Brooks is superb"

The Guardian

"If this outdoor theatre had a roof, Anelisa Lamola's earth goddess would raise it."

Time Out

"The sung-through score is heartstoppingly lush, a joyous musical tide that runs through the night like a river of glowing sound."

The Stage

"Gabrielle Brooks radiates star quality."


"Soars and sizzles as it reinvents a familiar folk tale and salutes the power of collective storytelling."


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