Once On This Island

A musical story of love, grief, faith and hope, Once On This Island tells of peasant girl Ti Moune, a boy called Daniel, and a union that prejudice forbids. Against the heat of the Caribbean sun and destruction of tropical storms, can Ti Moune settle the wager of the Gods, and prove that love is more powerful than death?

This production is most suitable for those aged 10+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the venue.

Presented by arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL 

Guidelines for Parents and Teachers

10 May - 10 June 2023


"An array of belting anthems, insistent rhythms and sly wit."

Evening Standard

"Gabrielle Brooks is SUPERB"

The Times

"If this outdoor theatre had a roof, Anelisa Lamola's earth goddess would raise it."

The Guardian

"The sung-through score is HEARTSTOPPINGLY LUSH, a joyous musical tide that runs through the night like a river of glowing sound."


"Gabrielle Brooks radiates star quality."

The Stage

"Soars and sizzles as it reinvents a familiar folk tale and salutes the power of collective storytelling."

What's On Stage



Bernadette Bangura

Ensemble / Cover Erzulie

Gabrielle Brooks

Ti Moune

Hanna Dimtsu

Swing / Dance Captain

Jonathon Grant

Armand / Cover Agwe

Chris Jarman

Tonton Julian

Cassandra Lee

Ensemble / Cover Mama & Asaka

Natasha Magigi

Mama Euralie

Newtion Matthews

Ensemble / Cover Tonton & Papa Ge

Antoine Murray

Ensemble / Cover Daniel & Armand



Cherece Richards

Ensemble / Cover Ti Moune

Lejaun Sheppard

Papa Ge

Marco Titus

Ensemble / Cover Daniel & Armand


Philip Bateman

Musical Supervisor

Aundrea Fudge

Dialect Coach

Niamh Gaffney for Autograph

Associate Sound Designer

Jessica Hung Han Yun

Lighting Designer

Ola Ince


Niquelle LaTouche

Associate Choreographer

Nick Lidster

Sound Designer

Georgia Lowe

Set Designer

Ingrid Mackinnon

Season Associate: Intimacy Support

Lindsay McAllister

Associate Director

Rachel Murphy

Assistant Musical Director

Philip d'Orléans

Fight Director

Chris Poon

Musical Director

Kenrick 'H20' Sandy


Melissa Simon-Hartman

Costume Designer

Jacob Sparrow

Casting Director

Annemette Verspeak

Voice & Text Director

Young Company

Janai Bartlett

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune

Lexi Kowlessar

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune

Kirsten Muzvuru

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune

Nesisa Mhindu

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune

Nielle Springer

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune

Olivia St Louis

Little Girl / Little Ti Moune


Dan Ellis


Jessamy Holder


Wayne Matthews

Bass Guitar

Rachel Murphy

Assistant Musical Director/Keys 2

Chris Poon

Musical Director/Keys 1

Benedict Wood


Lucy Baker-Swinburn

Keyboard Programmer

Richard Weeden

Orchestral Manager