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27th Jun, 2022

RSC prepares to dazzle with David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress

THE RSC is busy preparing for the much-anticipated musical adaptation of The Boy in the Dress which opens in Stratford in November.

David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy telling the story of star football striker and fashion lover Dennis is directed by RSC artistic director Gregory Doran, and will feature new songs by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.

Rufus Hound will play Dennis’ dad. He has previously appeared with the RSC in The Provoked Wife and Don Quixote. Forbes Masson plays the headmaster from Dennis’ school. He is an an RSC associate artist and was a member of the celebrated Histories ensemble.

Natasha Lewis, last seen on the RSC stage in 2018’s original musical Miss Littlewood, plays Dennis’ best friend Darvesh’s mum, while RSC newcomer Irvine Iqbal plays Raj the shopkeeper.

Mr Doran said: “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. 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 opens at the RST on November 8 . Visit for tickets and further details.


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