FIRST LOOK: ‘The Boy in the Dress’, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC

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Production images for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) new musical The Boy in the Dress have now been released.

Based on the best-selling novel by David WalliamsThe Boy in the Dress features sixteen original compositions by Robbie Williams and his long-term writing partner Guy Chambers.

This heart-warming comedy – telling the story of star striker and fashion lover Dennis – is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, and adapted by former RSC writer-in-residence Mark Ravenhill.

The production is now running in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until 8 March 2020.

The role of Dennis will be played by Oliver CrouchJackson LaingTom Lomas and Toby Mocrei. Darvesh, Dennis’ best friend, will be played by Ethan DattaniShivain Kara-PatelKassian Shae Ahktar and Arjun Singh KhakhAsha BanksTabitha Knowles and Miriam Nyarko will play Lisa James, Dennis’ fashion-savvy friend, while Alfie Jukes and Zachary Loonie will play his older brother John.

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

Other cast includes David Birch (Maudlin Street Captain), Hannah Fairclough (ensemble), Max Gill (Big Mac), Ahmed Hamad (ensemble), Ryan Heenan (Rory), Charlotte Jaconelli (Lorna), Alim Jayda (ensemble), Christina Modestou (Miss Bresslaw), Alexander Moneypenny (Gareth), Clancy Ryan (ensemble), Cilla Silvia (ensemble), Jack Anthony Smart (Swing), Ben Thompson (Oddbod), Jamie Tyler (St Kenneth’s Captain), Georgie Westall (Swing), Grace Wylde (Louise).

The production is designed by Robert Jones, Choreography is by Aletta Collins, Lighting is by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis and Tom Marshall.

PHOTO CREDIT: MANUEL HARLAN

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