The Toy Show is going to be made into a musical next Christmas much to the delight of children and adults alike.
‘Toy Show the Musical’ will look at a little girl’s adventure as she prepares for the biggest night of her life.
The story focuses on the culture phenomenon that the Toy Show has become, bringing the whole world together for one night of the year.
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It will run from December 10, 2022 The Convention Centre, Dublin. Tickets are on sale for €25.
They will be available from Thursday 19 May 2022 at 10am.
More information is available here.
On tonight’s show, Ryan Tubridy joked that he would be leaving this show to the trained actors.
He said: “Now I know what you’re thinking!Ryan…the Toy Man… you’re a fine dancer! And yes, it’s true, I can hold a tune too. But I’m not in it!! I will be using my skills to great effect on the Late Late Toy Show, the regular one, on the TV in November, which will be bigger and better than ever before.
“So, how about we leave the theatre stage to the theatre actors! And wishing the very best of luck to all of the brilliant team involved there.”
The Irish musical has been created by Late Late Show producers Jane Murphy and Katherine.
They said: “ We are thrilled to honour the Toy Show and all of the joy and magic that it inspires across Ireland every year with this new creation, telling the story of one little family and their adventures on Toy Show night, through the eyes of a child.”
The lead song from the musical was also debuted tonight and is available on all streaming platforms.
“All the Same” was written by Grammy nominated composer and performer RuthAnne Cunningham. Toy Show stars like Saoirse Ruane were on hand to help launch the gorgeous song.
RuthAnne said she was excited to see her music come to life.
She said: ” When I was approached by RTÉ to compose the music for the Toy Show The Musical, they sent me the story and I immediately thought of this song I had written with Jennifer Hudson And Busbee.
“I felt it was special with a relatable lyric that fitted in with the story perfectly, so I sent it over to the producers and they loved it instantly and wanted it to be a part of this show. It’s an important lyric for children of all ages to remember that everyone in life is often feeling a lot of the same things, wanting the same things and going through more than we realise on the surface.
“As humans we really are all the same and the song aims to remind everyone to unite and support each other, be kind to each other and love each other.”
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