Rehearsals start on RSC's Boy in the Dress - The Leamington Observer

Rehearsals start on RSC's Boy in the Dress

Leamington Editorial 13th Oct, 2019   0

REHEARSAL pictures have been released offering the first glimpse of the RSC’s much-anticipated production of The Boy in the Dress.

Previews for the musical – based on David Walliams’ book and featuring new songs by hitmakers Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers – start in Stratford next month.

The heart-warming comedy of star football striker and fashion lover Dennis has been adapted by former RSC writer-in-residence Mark Ravenhill and is directed by artistic director Gregory Doran.

Rufus Hound plays Dennis’ dad, Irvine Iqbal is Raj the shopkeeper, Natasha Lewis plays Dennis’ best friend Darvesh’s mum, Forbes Masson is Mr Hawtrey the headmaster at Dennis’ school, and Charlotte Wakefield plays Miss Windsor

Greg said of the production: “It is tremendous to welcome such a talented cast of new and established RSC company members to our new musical production of The Boy in the Dress, particularly one with such a strong background of excellent musical theatre performances and first-class comic talent.

“The cast join an already impressive line-up of UK and international creatives, including comic writer, performer and beloved children’s book author David Walliams and chart-topping songwriters Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. I am excited to work together with them over the coming weeks to bring this life-affirming, funny story to the RST stage.”

The production runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from November 8 to March 8.

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