Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill to join the cast of Once

Arthur Darvill in rehearsals for Doctor Faustus.
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Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill is to star in the musical Once from March 17.

He will play Guy in the show, which is directed by John Tiffany and is currently running at the Phoenix Theatre.

It is booking until July next year.

Darvill has recently appeared in the show on Broadway. His West End credits include Our Boys at the Duchess Theatre and Swimming with Sharks at the Vaudeville Theatre. He has also appeared at Shakespeare's Globe in Doctor Faustus. On television he has appeared in Doctor Who and The White Queen.

Once is penned by Enda Walsh and has music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

The producers in London are Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr, Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G Wilson, Orin Wolf and Michael Rose Limited in association with New York Theatre Workshop.