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The Boy in the Dress

From the novel by David Walliams

Book by Mark Ravenhill

Music & Lyrics by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers

Dennis is 12 years old and his school football team's star striker. But what do you do if you like both football and dresses? David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy about celebrating difference is brought to the stage for the first time in a musical with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers and book by Mark Ravenhill, in a production for all the family directed by Gregory Doran.

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Swan Theatre Auditorium


King John

William Shakespeare

Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep his crown. Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

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A Museum in Baghdad

Hannah Khalil

In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and the remarkable British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war. Directed by Erica Whyman, this new play explores what it means to try and create a nation – and why a country’s treasures matter when people are dying.

This play was co-commissioned by the RSC and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

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The Whip

Juliet Gilkes Romero

As the 19th Century dawns in London, politicians move to abolish the slave trade. But the price is a multi-billion pound bailout to compensate every slave owner, compromising social justice nearer home. As morality and cunning compete amongst powerful men, two determined women fight for change. Directed by Kimberley Sykes, this compelling new play asks what is the right thing to do, and how much must it cost?

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The Boy in the Dress is supported by RSC Production Circle members Elizabeth Boissevain and Andrew Jeffreys, Charles Holloway, Ms Teresa Tsai and Kathleen J. Yoh

The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE AND H.J. HEINZ II CHARITABLE TRUST

The work of Juliet Gilkes Romero was supported through our collaboration with the University of Birmingham

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