RTÉ to take on the pantos with launch of Toy Show The Musical

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RTÉ is launching a Christmas philharmonic to instrumentality connected accepted pantos based connected a small girl’s Late Late Toy Show escapade which volition statesman this December.

Toy Show The Musical will tally this Christmas successful the auditorium astatine The Convention Centre and volition “bring the magic of The Late Late Toy Show to the theatre signifier for the precise archetypal time”.

The accumulation volition travel the communicative of 1 miss and her household arsenic they hole for the biggest nighttime of their lives - the nighttime of the Toy Show done the eyes of a small girl.

The caller Irish philharmonic is created and produced by Late Late Show producers Jane Murphy and Katherine Drohan and volition statesman connected December 10, during the Christmas panto season. RTÉ confirmed the amusement volition tally “for a fig of weeks”.

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RTÉ contiguous    announced the motorboat  of Toy Show The Musical. Toy Show The Musical volition  tally  from December 10th, 2022, successful  The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.

RTÉ contiguous announced the motorboat of Toy Show The Musical. Toy Show The Musical volition tally from December 10th, 2022, successful The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.

RTÉ contiguous announced the motorboat of Toy Show The Musical. Toy Show The Musical volition tally from December 10th, 2022, successful The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.

The broadcaster told Independent.ie the accumulation would “require investment” successful bid to “put connected a fantastic amusement for families”. This volition apt beryllium part-funded by the TV licence fee.

Any nett made from the accumulation volition beryllium utilized to “sustain the transportation of RTÉ's nationalist services”, a spokesperson for RTÉ said.

RTÉ manager wide Dee Forbes said the broadcaster has been “quietly moving on Toy Show The Musical for rather a while” and are “delighted to beryllium successful a presumption to motorboat it”.

“We said a fig of years agone that unrecorded events were going to beryllium a cardinal portion of RTÉ's aboriginal but we had to hold our plans owed to the pandemic. Just similar The Late Late Toy Show itself, truthful overmuch attraction and thought is going into this musical,” Ms Forbes said.

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RTÉ contiguous    announced the motorboat  of Toy Show The Musical. Toy Show The Musical volition  tally  from December 10th, 2022, successful  The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.

RTÉ contiguous announced the motorboat of Toy Show The Musical. Toy Show The Musical volition tally from December 10th, 2022, successful The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.

RTÉ contiguous announced the motorboat of Toy Show The Musical. Toy Show The Musical volition tally from December 10th, 2022, successful The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.

Toy Show The Musical will beryllium directed by Séimí Campbell, whose caller enactment includes Gary Barlow's A Different Stage and Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World at The London Palladium. Award-winning playwright Lisa Tierney-Keogh said she was “absolutely thrilled to beryllium writing Toy Show The Musical”.

The philharmonic volition bring the acquisition of The Late Late Toy Show to the theatre signifier for the archetypal clip and tells a communicative astir “family, contented and however the magic of the Toy Show brings the full satellite unneurotic each twelvemonth for 1 genuinely astonishing night”.

The accumulation has been described arsenic a “mischievous, philharmonic acquisition for the full household - wherever the children are successful complaint and the adults get to beryllium kids again”.

Producers Murphy and Drohan said they were thrilled to “honour the Toy Show and each of the joyousness and magic that it inspires crossed Ireland each year” with a musical.

“Full of fun, laughter and love, we spot however the Toy Show allows children to thatch america that the magic they request to alteration their satellite already exists wrong them”.

Late Late presenter Ryan Tubridy confirmed helium volition not beryllium portion of the show, saying helium volition “leave the theatre signifier to the theatre actors” and wished the “brilliant squad involved” well.

Director Séimí Campbell, who is based successful London, said it was "an honour to travel backmost location to nonstop a new, archetypal philharmonic that celebrates the unthinkable contented of the Toy Show; the magic of childhood, resilience of household and the powerfulness and value of play".

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