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Katie Gallagher

Derry Girls and Bridgerton star leads Toy Show The Musical as all star cast announced

Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Jamie Beamish and Fair City's Clare Barrett have been announced to lead Toy Show The Musical.

The brand-new musical inspired by the much-loved annual RTE TV event opens on 10 December at The Convention Centre in Dublin and will feature some of Ireland's most well-known stage and screen actors in the lead adult roles.

Beamish, best known as Lord Nigel Berbrooke in Netflix’s hit series, Bridgerton will play the role of the dad, Brendan Mooney, the father of Nell, the lead character of the musical.

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Fair City’s Barrett, who also starred in Wild Mountain Thyme, has been cast to play Nell's mother, Áine Mooney.

The role of Nana will be played by Anna Healy.

The production which will bring the magic of The Late Late Toy Show live to the theatre stage for the very first time.

The brand-new Irish musical promises to sweep audiences along on one little girl named Nell’s adventure as everyone in her town prepares for the Toy Show on the biggest night of the year.

A casting announcement for the lead role of Nell will be made on Friday 14 th October, during a special Late Late Show reveal.

Speaking about the adult casting announcement, the Director of Toy Show The Musical, Séimí Campbell, said: “Toy Show the Musical celebrates one of our nation’s most loved traditions and in that, recognises the importance of play, the transformative power of the imagination, and the strength, bravery, and resilience of children.

“We have this wonderful opportunity to take many families into the theatre for the first time, and with that comes a responsibility to show them the unequivocal power of theatre - of sitting in a room together with strangers but leaving with some form of shared experience. That connectivity is exactly what Toy Show encapsulates.”

Executive Producer Jane Murphy added: "Ireland continues to produce world-class actors, singers and musicians who are working at the very top of the film and theatre industry right around the globe.

“What a privilege for us on this brand-new Irish musical to welcome them back home this Christmas to perform for a home crowd."

Toy Show The Musical will run from December 10th, 2022, in The Auditorium, The Convention Centre, Dublin. Tickets are priced from €25.


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