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Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Alex Skerratt

Is Arthur Darvill Joining the UK Cast of Once?

Rumour has it that Doctor Who‘s very own Arthur Darvill, (alias Rory Williams), is set to join the cast of the West End musical Once. The hit production, penned by Irish playwright Enda Walsh, currently features Declan Bennett in the role of Guy, but Darvill is tipped to be taking over from Bennett when he leaves the part in March.

If the rumours are to believed, it wouldn’t be the first time Darvill has trodden the boards of the West End stage, having recently played Parry in the WhatsOnStage Award-nominated Our Boys in 2012.

Once has been performed at London’s Phoenix Theatre since it opened in April last year, and has now been extended until 4 July 2015. But whether Arthur Darvill will, indeed, be filling the boots of Guy remains a mystery.

What do you think, Whovians? Is anybody going to book on the off-chance…?

(Via What’s On Stage)


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3 Responses to Is Arthur Darvill Joining the UK Cast of Once?

  1. Arthur is in Australia march so i doubt this

  2. avatar Emmet Dalton says:

    Um, you do know he’s been doing “Once” on Broadway for ages?

    • avatar It is the end..... says:

      He has indeed, and I was lucky enough to see it last October. I have to say that Darvill was absolutely brilliant.

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