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Once We Lived Here arrives at King’s Head

Acclaimed Australian musical set for UK premiere.

Once We Lived Here

TheatreUpClose presents the UK premiere of Once We Lived Here by Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank. It will be directed by Dean Bryant.

Fresh from award-winning productions in Melbourne and New York, Australian musical Once We Lived Here is to get its UK premiere at the King’s Head Theatre.

A funny, touching and totally original musical about families, secrets and the passing of a way of life, Once We Lived Here will preview from Wednesday 2 April and run to Saturday 26 April.

Amy runs Emoh Ruo, the family sheep station in northern Victoria. She’s held onto the property through drought, bushfire and falling wool prices, determined not to let it slip out of the family grasp. But when the family gathers over a scorching long weekend, Amy has to face up to the myths and lies the place has been built upon. Is she holding on, or is she stuck?

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The cast includes award-winning Australian actress Melle Stewart, who covered and played the lead character of Sophie in the Australian and Asian tour of Mamma Mia! and Iestyn Arwel, who appeared at the King’s Head Theatre in 2013 in the world premiere of Lionel Bart’s musical, Quasimodo. The rest of the cast are: Simone Craddock, Shaun Rennie and Belinda Wollaston.

For tickets, see the Box office: 020 7478 0160 or


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