FIRST LOOK: The Boy in the Dress
Back of the net! Footie, fashion and clever choreography come together in the RSC's new stage adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel. Take a peek ahead of next month's opening night.
It’s only one month to go before the first preview of the RSC’s brand new Christmas musical, The Boy in the Dress on Friday November 8! Fancy going behind the scenes to catch all the football and glitterball action? Follow me…
We’ve got our hands on rehearsal pics – and it’s looking pretty amazeballs! Tickets for Christmas time are already selling like hotcakes.
If you’re familiar with the book, the show stars comedy actor Rufus Hound as Dennis’ dad.
Irvine Iqbal plays Raj, the shopkeeper and RSC Associate Forbes Masson is Mr Hawtrey, Dennis’ headteacher.
Natasha Lewis is Dennis’ best friend Darvesh’s mum. She last appeared on the RSC stage in 2018’s fab original musical Miss Littlewood.
And twice Olivier nominated Charlotte Wakefield as Miss Windsor, (below).
Here’s David Walliams with the younger members of the cast. The star role of Dennis will be played in turn by Oliver Crouch, Jackson Laing, Tom Lomas and Toby Mocrei; while Darvesh, Dennis’ best friend, will be shared between Ethan Dattani, Shivain Kara-Patel, Kassian Shae Ahktar and Arjun Singh Khakh.
The Boy in the Dress been adapted for stage by former RSC writer-in-residence Mark Ravenhill, with new songs by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. Guy will be performing songs from his new solo piano album, Go Gentle Into the Light, on Sun Oct 27 Live at the RSC.
If you want to get a head-‘er’ the crowds on press night (Nov) 27, the RSC has 10 tickets at just £20 every day throughout October – you just need to book in person at the Box Office.