Robbie Williams drops in on The Boy in the Dress rehearsals - The Leamington Observer

Robbie Williams drops in on The Boy in the Dress rehearsals

Ian Hughes 29th Oct, 2019 Updated: 29th Oct, 2019   0

ROBBIE Williams dropped in on rehearsals for the RSC’s new musical The Boy in the Dress.

The production, based on the best-selling novel by David Walliams, features 16 original compositions by the former Take That singer and his long-term writing partner Guy Chambers.

Robbie said: “I’m a big fan of David’s books, so when he approached Guy Chambers and I about writing the soundtrack to the new musical version of The Boy in the Dress for the RSC, we were genuinely delighted. It’s overwhelming to be in front of such a talented cast, hearing these words back, and the show itself touches all the right buttons in all the right places.”

“I went to a lot of theatre when I was a kid and I was in a lot of theatre as a kid and I remember the overwhelming feeling of people clapping for me and cheering for me. It was the first time that I thought maybe I’m good at something, and to this day, that moment is still palpable. Looking at this young cast and seeing them perform, I feel like I know them because, I’ve been them.”

The visit took place shortly after the announcement of Robbie’s new Christmas album, The Christmas Present due for release next month.

The Boy in the Dress, directed by RSC artistic director Gregory Doran, is a heart-warming comedy telling the story of star striker and fashion lover Dennis.

It opens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on November 8 and runs until Match 8.

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