Declan and Zrinka leaving Once

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Declan and Zrinka leaving Once
Posted: 1/22/14 at 09:49am
http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Bennett-To-Join-EASTENDERS-After-Leaving-ONCE-20140122

"The current cast of Once, led by Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cviteši? as Guy and Girl respectively, will continue until 8 March 2014. Bennett will then go on to join the cast of EastEnders, where he will play Charlie Cotton, Dot's grandson.

Bennett said: "In April last year I began what has been an incredible journey at The Phoenix Theatre playing the role of Guy in Once. This job has given me one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I will only have fond memories and great recollections of my time in the show. I am very excited to be embarking on a very different path in my career moving from stage to screen playing Charlie Cotton in the iconic BBC TV Soap EastEnders. I, of course, will miss treading the boards in the West End, but I am very much looking forward inhabiting my new East End role. I wish the new Once cast as much enjoyment and pleasure as I have experienced throughout my time with the show."

The show has extended booking through July of 2015 now as well, so any thoughts on who they might cast to replace these two? I didn't get to see Zrinka as Girl when I saw the show, but her u/s was incredible so maybe they'll promote her to full-time? And Declan was a truly fantastic Guy, that was a perfect role for him.

 

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