This year The Late Late Toy Show is not only in our lives one night a year, it has been brought to even more audiences in another format as The Toy Show The Musical premieres!
One question that Toy Show fans are wondering as the show approaches is whether Ryan Tubridy will be making an appearance in the stage show since he is fond of a musical number in The Late Late Toy Show, but it turns out he won’t be joining the cast any time soon.
“No, I haven’t seen anything to do with it. My job is The Toy Show, so the musical is not mine, I’m not in it or anything like that, but I wish them well!”
So that’s a no to a cameo from Ryan, although a few Toy Show icons are set to be appearing in the musical such as DJ Calum and Adam King.
But that doesn’t mean Ryan won’t be singing and dancing (a little) in this year’s Toy Show which airs tonight, with the theme being The Wizard Of Oz we are sure there’s a few numbers up his sleeve.
Speaking about what viewers can expect from this year’s show host Ryan Tubridy said, “We said we’d go a bit back to basics, the Wizard Of Oz is pure Christmas to me and hopefully to you, it’s that lovely dream of no place like home, it’s simplicity it’s nostaglia, it’s colourful, it’s romantic in its ideals and we think it’s perfect.
The idea of there’s no place like home is ideal because despite everything at the Toy Show, all roads lead to the couch really and unfortunately there aren’t many tv shows left where people will put their phone down for a couple of hours, leave their room, their tv room or their bedroom or kitchens to come join everyone else. So yeah, we’re going to follow the yellow brick road all the way home.”
As we know, The Wizard Of Oz is full of iconic characters and we just know that this will be brought to life on stage, speaking on the costumes Ryan told us, “Munchkinland is like a rainbow vomited on you, and it’s going to be that sense of technicolour. It feels like maybe Ireland or the world is maybe Kansas at the moment, we’re Oz. It’s really bright and colourful.”