The Late Late Toy Show is being made into a musical
It will be missing one familiar face.
The Late Late Toy Show is being made into a musical, and it’s coming to Dublin this Christmas.
Toy Show The Musical is set to be a “mischievous, musical experience for the whole family - where the children are in charge and the adults get to be kids again” and promises to bring the magic of the Late Late Toy Show to a the stage.
Aiming to take on traditional pantos, the plot will based on one little girl’s Toy Show adventure.
The new production was launched on Friday night's Late Late Show, with past Toy Show star Saoirse Ruane among those taking part in a special rendition of its lead song, All The Same.
The official synopsis reads: ”Step inside one little girl's Toy Show adventure as she and her family prepare for the biggest night of their lives.
We are delighted to announce Toy Show, The Musical is coming this December 👀
Here is the incredible @thisisruthanne performing the lead song from the musical ‘All The Same’ featuring @Saoirseandmamma and some of our Toy Show stars ❤️ #ToyShowMusical pic.twitter.com/YZmyLpx1WD
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) May 13, 2022
"It's a story about family, tradition and how the magic of the Toy Show brings the whole world together each year for one truly amazing night."
However, the live theatrical show will be missing one familiar face, host Ryan Tubridy himself. Announcing the news, 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.”
Toy Show The Musical opens on Saturday, 10 December in the auditorium at The Convention Centre. Tickets are priced from €25 and go on sale from Thursday, 19 May at 10am.