An award-winning Donegal theatre director has been chosen to head up a new musical themed on the Late Late Toy Show this Christmas.
Séimí Campbell, originally from Donegal Town, is making huge waves in the West End as a musical theatre director.
And now he has the honour of bringing the magic of The Late Late Toy Show to the theatre stage for the very first time.
Toy Show The Musical will run from December 10th, 2022, in The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin.
Speaking about this new production, Campbell said, “It’s an honour to come back home to direct a new, original musical that celebrates the incredible tradition of the Toy Show; the magic of childhood, resilience of family and the power and significance of play”.
Campbell’s recent work includes Gary Barlow’s “A Different Stage” and Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs For A New World” at The London Palladium is Associate Director to Rufus Norris on “Hex”, at the National Theatre in London.
He won Best Director for his gender-blind production of Donegal Youth Musical Theatre’s 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar in the Association of Irish Musical Societies Awards.
Toy Show The Musical follows one little girl’s Toy Show adventure as she and her family prepare for the biggest night of their lives. 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.
The Late Late Toy Show has become a singular phenomenon in modern Irish culture. Much more than a television show, the night itself heralds the official ‘start of Christmas’ across Ireland when generations watch together for a truly special celebration of children, great toys and much more.
This new Irish musical is created and produced by Late Late Show producers Jane Murphy and Katherine Drohan.
Tickets priced from €25- go on sale from Friday 19th May 2022 at 10am from Ticketsolve. Go to rte.ie/toyshowthemusical for ticketing information and to purchase.