Book by Enda Walsh

Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

June 14–August 5, 2018
Granville Island Stage

A Dublin street musician is struggling through heartbreak and frustrated with his songs when he chances upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream. With a company of actors who all play instruments onstage, this theatrically breathtaking musical is a captivating love song, a foot-stomping melody, and a bittersweet duet.

Running time: Approx. 2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission

  • Showtimes
    Monday 7:30 PM
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
    Sunday Closed

    Showtimes July 16–August 3:
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
    Sunday 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
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  • Directions & Parking
    1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3R9

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  • Things to Note
    Theatrical devices such as cigarettes (herbal or electronic only), water-based stage fog, strobe lighting, and mature content may occur in some productions. Please contact our box office for more information.
Presenting Sponsor Prospect Winery
Production Sponsor Dockside Restaurant



A love letter to musical theatre

– Vancouver Sun

One of the best shows to grace the Granville Island Stage in some time

– Vancouver Presents

Fun and heartfelt musical theatre

– The New Yorker

Artistic Team


  1. Chris Cochrane as Billy; Guitar, Penny Whistle, Clarinet, Cajon, Melodian, Tambourine, Drums
  2. Sarah Donald as Ex-girlfriend; Violin, Cajon
  3. Vera Frederickson as Ivanka
  4. Marlene Ginader as Réza; Violin, Cajon
  5. Erik Gow as Eamon/Emcee; Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Cajon
  6. Alison Jenkins as Baruska; Accordion, Piano, Percussion, Penny Whistle
  7. Adrian Glynn McMorran as Guy; Guitars
  8. Caitriona Murphy as Bank Manager; Cello, Violin, Guitar
  9. John Murphy as Da; Mandolin
  10. Alexander Nicoll as Svec; Mandolin, Banjo, Cajon, Drum kit, Ukelele, Guitar
  11. Scott Perrie as Andrej; Bass, Guitar
  12. Gili Roskies as Girl; Piano

Creative Team

  1. Director Bill Millerd
  2. Musical Director Steven Charles
  3. Choreographer Scott Augustine
  4. Set & Lighting Designer Ted Roberts
  5. Costume Designer Kirsten McGhie
  6. Sound Designer Ace Martens
  7. Stage Manager Caryn Fehr
  8. Assistant Stage Manager Ronaye Haynes
  9. Apprentice Stage Manager Alannah Korf

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