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The road to happiness may be a bumpy ride, but you're bound to enjoy the journey with a show like this one. We've found the perfect event of next week, and you'll want to bring the whole fam.

Little Miss Sunshine the Musical is coming to the Olympia Theatre for a five-night run next week, with tickets still available for the stellar production.

Based on the 2006 Oscar-winning film, the show is a new musical comedy from Tony Award winners James Lapine and William Finn and follows 12-year-old aspiring beauty queen Olive Hoover.

The duo are renowned for works such as Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with GeorgeFalsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


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Herself and her dysfunctional family including her mum, Sheryl, her dad Richard, her brother Dwayne, Grandpa Edwin and Uncle Frank, embark on a journey to put their issues aside for Olive's sake.

The clan must travel hundreds of miles to California in their old VW camper van so Olive can compete in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a film, and the musical is set to be just as heart-warming.

Bernard O'Shea is set to make his theatrical acting debut, stepping into the role of Grandpa Hoover and starring alongside Irish actress and singer Lucy O'Byrne (Evita, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music), who plays Sheryl.


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The cast includes two-time Olivier-award nominee Paul Keating (Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty), Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Eastenders), and Ian Carlyle (The Lion King, We Will Rock You).

From Tuesday August 13 until Saturday, August 17, Little Miss Sunshine the Musical will light up the Olympia. Matinee performances are also taking place on Wednesday 14 and Saturday 17 of August.

Tickets for the show are onsale now via Ticketmaster.ie, don't miss your chance to witness the most hilarious pageant of all time through song.

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If this isn't festive television at it's finest, we don't know what is.

The BBC are unleashing their take on the iconic Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables.

Get ready to spot famous-faces as they pulled out all the stops for the cast. 


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The series kicks off tonight and we will be treated to the tale for six weeks.

Stars include The Affair actor Dominic West who will play the main character, prisoner Jean Valjean.

The inspector Javert, who is tasked with tracking down and bringing Jean to justice, will star David Oyelowo. 

And Lily Collins will fill the role of Fantine. 

Les Miserables was a roaring success in the cinema adaptation which starred the likes of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

The novel also went down a treat with audiences on theatre stages such as the West End and Broadway.

However, the BBC's interpretation won't include any singing or dancing, as it hopes to draw the viewer back to the original story from the book.


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Actor, Dominic West explained: “It’s been a real inspiration and total joy to bring this masterpiece to dramatic life, and if our portrayal brings people back to the book then that is a great thing."

“What is the most interesting thing about Valjean is his moral core and his battle with his own demons to be a good man."

“He is a true hero in that way. He is constantly persecuted but he strives to save others’ lives and do the right thing,” he added.

The series looks like it won't disappoint as Andrew Davies was selected to be the screenwriter.

Andrew is the man behind Lei Tolstoy's War and Peace adaption for the BBC, and for bringing Pride and Prejudice from the pages of the book to our screens.


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Dominic added that it was exciting as Andrew has really captured the book in such detail.

“Andrew Davies is a master of condensing and distillation. He has distilled a massive book into six hours of television. He’s been at it a long time," he said.

“He’s so experienced. Whenever I’ve opened a book and thought, ‘oh this is a bit I particularly like’, it’s in his script. In that way, it’s very exciting because I don’t remember the last time when a book was dealt with in such detail.”

If this sounds like your cup of tea, it will air on December 30 at 9 pm on BBC One. 


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Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, has announced his first world tour.  

The Man. The Music. The Show. will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.  

The Man. The Music. The Show. will visit Dublin on 30 May 2019 at 3Arena.  

The tour will kick off with 12 shows across Europe and the UK beginning Monday, May 13 in Hamburg, Germany with stops in Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, Dublin, and London.

Tickets for the European Shows go on sale beginning Friday, December 7 at 9 AM local time at HughJackmanTheShow.com.


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A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will be available. These exclusive offers can include an amazing selection of reserved-seated tickets, custom merchandise (designed exclusively for package purchasers) and much more.

Hugh Jackman has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time.

Jackman garnered his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Actor, for his performance in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, based on the popular stage show created from Victor Hugo’s famous novel of the same name.

Jackman’s standout performance as protagonist Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations, for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Most recently, he was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman.


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Sales for the soundtrack to the film have broken records the world over and reached multi-platinum status in many countries including the UK and America.

That’s our Christmas present sorted. We can’t wait to see Hugh in concert.

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She's turned her hand to acting a few times over the past number years (remember her role in Valentine's Day?), so it's no surprise she wanted to mix the two together in Les Misérables.

Yep, Tay Tay auditioned for a role in the blockbuster musical, but didn't make it to the final cut.

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One of the movie's most popular stars, Eddie Redmayne, spilled the beans on Watch What Happens Live, and even cleared up those romance rumours from a few years ago.

"I absolutely can put the rumours to rest. I never went out on a date with Taylor Swift.

"She auditioned for Les Misérables, she was amazing in the audition. 

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"We got to sing together, which was a big moment for me, but no, we never went out," he said.

However, an insider told Sugarscape that the songstress wants to concentrate on making waves in the acting world over the next few years.

"She wants to move into acting while writing songs that aren’t about her latest breakup. 

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"She wants to really make a difference and leave an impact on the world that will be remembered."

Would you fancy watching T-Swift on the big screen?



When Anne Hathaway finished filming Lés Miserables, it seemed like people were giving her a lot of hate, but it turns out she was dealing with much more than she was letting on.

In an interview with The Guardian, Anne explained that when she won her Oscar for Les Miserables, she was still in her character, Fantine's mindset.

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"I felt very uncomfortable. I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn't come back yet. Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don't feel which is uncomplicated happiness.

"It's an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you're supposed to be happy. I didn't feel that way. I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings.

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"I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That's the truth and that's what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don't actually die."

We think she did an amazing performance as Fatine.



Hugh Jackman continues to prove what a legend he really is, after recording his own parody version of Les Miserables, “Who am I?” as his most famous character, Wolverine.

The 45-year-old actor sang the hilarious version on BBC Radio on Saturday and really belted it out.

You could almost say it is as good as his Oscar nominated performance in the original musical itself.



Poor Anne Hathaway always seems to get a terrible time and the Les Miserables actress is well aware of her “Hathahaters”.

The Dark Knight Rises star admits that she got “a beating” online after she won several awards, including an Oscar, last year. The 31-year-old was picked on for her seemingly long speeches, as well as her dress sense.  She confesses that her critics made her shy away from the limelight as she felt like “people needed a break” from her.

Talking to MTV at the Sundance Film Festival about her new film Song One, the actress says that the low budget film couldn’t have come at a better time.

She explains: “We had been working on the script for almost two years before we actually started shooting. All of the elements came together in that moment.. I don’t want to bring up a sore subject or anything — I think my publicist is probably like ‘No, no no’ — but I had just taken a little bit of a beating from the Internet.”

Aw, don’t worry, Anne – we love you!



This story is both is both sweet and slightly disturbing.

While caught in a rip current in Oahu, Hawaii, Anne Hathaway scrapped her foot on a reed.

While the Les Miserables actress was saved from the rip by a nearby surfer, her husband Adam Shulman also proved to be a knight in shining armour.

The 31-year-old’s foot injury was clearly causing her a lot of pain. So, in order to clean his wife’s wound, Adam put it in his mouth to clean it with his own saliva.

The couple obviously came prepared for such incidences, as he also whipped out a bottle of what looks like antiseptic.

After sucking the wound clean, Shulman added a dab of the ointment to the area before covering it with a plaster. The Love and Other Drugs star gave her hubby a peck on the cheek to thank him. How sweet.

The injury was clearly minor though, as the adventurous Anne had a go at boogie boarding that very same day.

Now if that’s not true love, we don’t know what is.