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Once On This Island Tickets

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

London’s outdoor theatre transports us to the Caribbean in this Little Mermaid-inspired fairytale musical.

A sun-soaked Caribbean fable

The heat of a tropical sun beats down on Regent’s Park for fairytale musical Once On This Island. The Little Mermaid inspired story of love, grief, faith and hope forms part of the venue’s exciting summer season this year.

On a Caribbean island, a group of storytellers gathers to impart the tale of peasant girl Ti Moune. When a ferocious storm casts a shipwreck onto her shores, Ti Moune rescues a boy called Daniel and begins to fall in love. But the Gods demand something in return for Daniel’s life, and this young orphan girl soon embarks on a quest to prove that love is more powerful than death.

Ola Ince directs Once On This Island at Regent’s Park Theatre, with a cast led by Gabrielle Brooks (Get Up, Stand Up!) as Ti Moune and Stephenson Ardern-Sodje (The Lion King; Hamilton) as Daniel.

The musical is infused with Calypso beats and emotional ballads by Stephen Flaherty and Lynne Ahrens, with a story based on Rosa Guy’s novel My Love, My Love, which in turn is inspired by The Little Mermaid.

Enjoy a poignant tale of two worlds coming together with Once On This Island tickets.

Sorry this show closed 10 June 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

The Lion King
Les Miserables
Performance dates:
09 Jun 2023 - 10 Jun 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 10+. Under 4s not permitted.

Once On This Island Reviews

3.9
162 Reviews
  • 5 Stars31%
  • 4 Stars37%
  • 3 Stars20%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Stars4%

User Reviews

The cast's singing and dancing was great, and I loved the minimal but effective use of staging, including the lighting, fire and water. There were some questionable moments ('The Sad Tale of The Beaux Hommes'), and the ending could be fleshed out mor Read more

Performance date: 07 June 2023
Verified

Loved the storyline of this show and this had a really strong cast. Costumes really tied in with the story and setting. Whoever the sound engineer on this show is is outstanding!!

Performance date: 05 June 2023

Once on this Island is a musical I have never heard of and probably would not have seen if it was not showing in the Open Air Theatre but I’m glad I did because it was amazing! Regent’s Park is such a great setting for an open air theatre and this sh Read more

Performance date: 27 May 2023
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