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Once - Jill Winternitz continues in the role of Girl

Jill Winternitz

Casting update

JILL Winternitz will continue in the role of Girl opposite the previously announced Ronan Keating as Guy in the Olivier award-winning musical Once, which is currently booking at the Phoenix Theatre until July 4, 2015.

Keating will be joining the show on November 17, 2014.

Jill Winternitz studied at UCLA and the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia before training in the UK at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She made her West End debut starring as Baby in Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre and then on tour around the UK.

Her other theatre credits include A Handful of Soil (Drayton Theatre), The Seagull (Moscow Art Theatre School) and Sunday in the Park with George (Interlochen Center for the Arts). She has also appeared in the films The Sorrows and The Replacement Child.

Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once is a celebration of love, friendship and music performed by a cast of actor/musicians. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.

From November 17, 2014 the Once London cast comprises Ronan Keating (as Guy) and Jill Winternitz (Girl) together with Fiona Bruce (Baruška), Jamie Cameron (Emcee) Mark Carlisle (Da), Matthew Ganley (Švec), Mathew Hamper (Andrej), Daniel Healy (Eamon), Loren O’Dair (Reza), Miria Parvin (Ex-Girlfriend), Tim Prottey-Jones (Billy), and Jez Unwin (Bank Manager).

Alternating the role of Girl’s young daughter Ivanka will be Pacha Busby, Rebecca Connolly, Tigan Hawes and Audrey Newman. David Hunter continues in the role of Guy until November 15, 2014.