We're opening our doors to primary school students to unlock the process of creating and staging The Boy in the Dress

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David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy comes to the stage for the first time in The Boy in the Dress. Adapted by Mark Ravenhill, directed by Gregory Doran, and with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. 

We are delighted to be able to offer primary school students the opportunity to explore the creative process of The Boy in the DressThroughout the day, students will work alongside RSC actors, the production's Assistant Director, and RSC Education Associate Practitioners. The open day will give students a chance to explore the language, staging, and creative process of this new musical and provide an insight into the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


  • 10am - 11am: Onstage session in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, with the production's actors and Assistant Director. Students will have the chance to explore key scenes from the production.
  • 11.15am - 12.15pm: Workshop in the Clore Learning Centre with RSC Education Associate Practitioners, or a tour of the building.
  • 1pm - 4.30pm: Matinee performance of The Boy in the Dressfollowed by a post-show talk that explores the production, the actor's process, and what it's like to work at the RSC.


  • Ideal for: KS2 students
  • Date: Thursday 30 January 2020, 10am - 4.30pm
  • Venue: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Cost: £22.50 per student RSC Education Members (£27.50 per student Non-Members)
  • How to book: To book, call the Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 403434. This line is answered by a specialist Education team available from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, during UK term time

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