Little Miss Sunshine The Musical is coming to Dublin

Little Miss Sunshine The Musical is coming to Dublin

A musical production of the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine is coming to Dublin's Olympia Theatre this August.

Based on the surprisingly moving comedy starring Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell and Toni Collette, this promises to be the feel-good show of the summer.

'Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical' follows the Hoover family as the youngest member, Olive chases her dream of winning the Little Miss Sunshine. Piling into their rickety, yellow VW camper van, the family embark on an 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California for the beauty contest.

Little Miss Sunshine The Musical is coming to Dublin

This inventive and uplifting musical celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.

Dublin native and Voice UK finalist Lucy O’Byrne will play the role of Olive's mom Sheryl in the production. Her theatre credits include Eva Peron in Evita (UK, Ireland & Germany Tour), Fantine in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre – West End) and Maria in The Sound of Music (UK and Ireland Tour).

View this post on Instagram

When you're handed your new costume for the first time and you're like "what do you mean only 1 layer of clothes, no wig, no tights and a flat shoe?!?" #comfort #doesnotcompute

A post shared by Lucy O'Byrne (@lucyrose_obyrne) on

The European premiere production will run at the Olympia from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 August 2019, with matinée performances on Wednesday 14 and Saturday 17.

Tickets start at €21 and can be bought via Ticketmaster and the Olympia Theatre Box Office.


More in this Section

Karla Souza: I know what it’s like not to be represented on screenKarla Souza: I know what it’s like not to be represented on screen

Brooklyn 99 star calls on actors who play police officers to donate to bail fundBrooklyn 99 star calls on actors who play police officers to donate to bail fund

Two-metre poles and temperature checks being used to film EmmerdaleTwo-metre poles and temperature checks being used to film Emmerdale

HelloFresh ends partnership with Glee star Lea MicheleHelloFresh ends partnership with Glee star Lea Michele


Lifestyle

Kim Sheehan is an opera singer from Crosshaven, Co Cork, and is this year’s recipient of the Jane Anne Rothwell Award from Cork Midsummer Festival.A Question of Taste: Cork opera singer, Kim Sheehan

Developed in Ireland by Dublin-based indie gaming house Dreamfeel, If Found follows university graduate Kasio as she returns to Achill, Co Mayo, from the big city.'If Found': a story of belonging from the Irish videogame scene

B-Side the Leeside: Cork's Greatest Records - Giordaí Ua Laoghaire tells Don O’Mahony about the offbeat outfit who created some of the most innovative music on the Irish scene in the 1990sB-Side the Leeside: Nine Wassies from Bainne - A quirky slice of creativity

More time indoors is a chance to consider how we buy for our homes without being slaves to fleeting trends, writes Carol O’CallaghanMore time at home offers a chance to consider how we buy for our interiors

More From The Irish Examiner