After spending several years successfully touring Broadway and London's West End, Once - the Musical will return to Dublin this summer.

The Tony Award-winning show, based on the John Carney-directed film that starred Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, will run at Dublin's Olympia Theatre from July 14th to August 22nd, with previews running from July 4th.

Screenwriter Enda Walsh, who wrote the stage adaptation, said ‘I'm absolutely delighted that Once is coming to Dublin and will play for the summer at the Olympia Theatre. This sweet little love story, so beautifully dreamt in film by John Carney, has travelled a long way on theatre stages around the world - and is finally returning home.’

Ronan Keating has just finished his run as the male lead in the West End, but he won't be reprising it for the Dublin run. Instead, the cast includes Tom Parsons as Guy, Megan Riordan as Girl, Sandra Callaghan as Baruska, Phelim Drew as Billy, Lisa Fox as Ex-Girfriend, Bob Kelly as Eamon, Michael Mahony as Emcee, Bill Murphy as Da, Dylan Reid as Andrej,Rickie O’Neill as Svec and Ruth Westley as Reza.

Tickets are from €29.50 and on sale this Friday from usual outlets.