Young performers hoping to be part of the cast for this year’s Late Late Toy Show have just five days to get their audition tape to RTÉ.
The closing date for young performers to send in their audition takes to the Late Late Toy Show team is this Friday, September 28th. The team has already received thousands of audition tapes from all over Ireland and will be selecting the acts who will be invited to audition for a spot on the show at a number of locations, including Tullamore.
Late Late Toy Show producer Eimear O’Mahony said: “We are looking for young performers who can bring that bit of magic that makes the Toy Show so special. We’re looking for the best performing groups, singers, musicians and toy demonstrators - we’ve already been inundated with audition tapes and the talent we have seen so far is unbelievable. We are going to have a very hard job picking the acts we want to meet on this year’s audition tour.”
This year’s Late Late Toy Show Audition Tour, which sees the team travel across country to meet the acts in with a chance of being part of this year’s programme, will start in Limerick on Monday, October 22nd.
Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy said: “Going out on the road with The Late Late Toy Show is one of my favourite times of the year and what better place to start looking for the best young talent this country has to offer than the home of Bill Whelan, Richard Harris and Dolores O’Riordan. I am endlessly surprised by how much talent there is in this country and I have no doubt we are going to uncover some cracking young performers this time around when we venture down to the Shannon.”
The Toy Show team will also hold auditions in Tullamore (October 23rd) and Dublin (October 24th).
To be in with a chance of making it to the auditions, performers’ parents must download an application form and send it to us, along with a DVD or USB key of their child or group in action.
The closing date for entries is Friday, September 28th so time is of the essence! The show is also looking for youngsters to demonstrate this year’s must-have toys, though they won’t have to attend the regional auditions.
For full details on how to apply seewww.rte.ie/latelate
Last year 1.35 million* people watched The Late Late Toy Show and the programme was viewed in 109 countries on RTÉ Player International.