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Once On This Island Tickets

Join the gods and mortals in a whirlwind story of romance and redemption.
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About Once On This Island

Rejoice with the gods at the cult-favourite musical, Once on This Island, at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. Once on This Island tickets are available now on London Theatre.

This Caribbean-fueled musical reimagines The Little Mermaid with magnificent gods instead of sea witches and tackles topics of race, classism, and colonialism set to an alluring backdrop of Calypso music. The show is one of the earliest works from writer-composer team, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Aherns, who would later create hits like Ragtime and Seussical.

Once on This Island premiered on Broadway in 1990 and went on to receive eight Tony Award nominations. When the show transferred to the West End four years later in 1994, it won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. In 2017, the musical returned to Broadway in a production starring Alex Newell and Lea Salonga, and won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. A film adaptation is in the works for Disney+.

Once on This Island is based on Rosa Guy’s novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl. Guy set the fairytale retelling on a Caribbean-like island, inspired by her own Trinidadian roots.

What is Once on This Island about?

The Once on This Island musical tells of a orphaned girl who must discover her fate. In Once on This Island, theatregoers join gods and mortals alike on a small island in the Antilles archipelago. Young orphaned Ti Moune unknowingly becomes part of a bet made between the gods who rule the island she lives on, ultimately testing whether the power of love or death is stronger.

One day, after a terrible storm, Ti Moune finds a boy in a car wreck and rushes to his aid. The boy, Daniel, is the son of a wealthy hotel owner and a direct descendant of the French aristocrats who colonised the island. Despite protests from her parents and the other peasants, Ti Moune cares for him and falls in love. After Daniel returns to his home, Ti Moune has to decide if her love is worth pursuing. Once on This Island is a moving coming-of-age story about love, grief, sacrifice, and finding the strength to follow your heart.

Tickets to Once on This Island are available now. Book your Once on This Island tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

90 minutes (no interval)

Start date

10th May, 2023

End date

10th June, 2023



This musical is most suitable for ages 10+. In any event, children under the age of 4 will not be admitted.

Production note
The auditorium and stage are completely uncovered and shows in the main theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather. Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged.
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Once On This Island cast and creative team

By: Lynn Ahrens
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Director: Ola Ince
Cast list: Gabrielle Brooks, Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Anelisa Lamola, Ashley Samuels, Emilie Louise Israel, Lejaun Sheppard, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jonathon Grant, Chris Jarman, Natasha Magigi, Bernadette Bangura, Hanna Dimtsu, Nay-Nay, Cassandra Lee, Cherece Richards, Mikel Sylvanus, Marco Titus, Janai Bartlett, Lexi Kowlessar, Nesisa Mhindu, Kirsten Muzvuru, Nielle Springer, Olivia St Louis
Design: Georgia Lowe
Costume: Melissa Simon-Hartman
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Nick Lidster for Autograph
Choreography: Kenrick 'H20' Sandy


Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom, NW1 4NU


Location: Off West End
Railway station: Baker Street
Bus numbers: (Marylebone Road) 18, 27, 30, 74, 205, 453; (Baker Street) 2, 13, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274
Night bus numbers: (Marylebone Road) 18, 27, 205, 453 N13, N18, N74; (Baker Street) 139, 189
Car park: Inner Circle Pay & Display, just outside the Theatre Exit Gate (0 mins). Free parking on the Inner Circle after 6:30pm.
Directions from tube: (10 mins) Baker Street is the nearest tube station to the Open Air Theatre. Exit Baker Street on to Marylebone Road and turn left. Proceed past Madame Tussauds along Marylebone Road and turn left into York Gate. Continue straight up York Gate and over York Bridge, leading to the Inner Circle. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you see the theatre on your left. Entry to the Open Air Theatre is via the Box Office in Queen Mary’s Gardens within Regent’s Park.

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Gates will open 90 minutes before the performance begins.

Access Performances
Captioned: Friday 9 June, 8pm
BSL: Tuesday 6 June, 8pm
Audio Described + Touch Tour: Saturday 10 June, 3pm


Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

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