RTE have announced that this Christmas, Toy Show The Musical will bring the magic of The Late Late Toy Show to the theatre stage for the very first time.
The musical will be about a little girl’s Toy Show adventure as she and her family prepare for the biggest night of their lives!
Speaking on the Late Late Show on Friday night, presenter Ryan Tubridy joked that while he’s a dab hand at dancing and singing, he’s happy to leave it to the theatre actors.
“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 songwriter for the show is Grammy nominated composer and performer RuthAnne Cunningham. Her lead song from Toy Show The Musical, entitled “All The Same” was debuted on last night’s Late Late Show in a for-one-night-only performance.
RuthAnne 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.” The track is available now on all streaming services."
Toy Show The Musical will run from December 10th, 2022, in The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin. Tickets will be €25 to purchase and go on sale from Thursday 19th May 2022 at 10am. You will find ticketing information on www.rte.ie/toyshowthemusical