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Silver Patrons on 19 Feb
Bronze Patrons on 21 Feb
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David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy comes to the stage for the first time in a musical adapted by Mark Ravenhill, new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    8 Nov 2019 - 8 Mar 2020

    Priority Booking
  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

8 November, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

‘I think I might be different. I might not be the same’

Dennis is 12 years old and his school football team’s star striker. But when Mum leaves home, life is tough. The only reminder Dennis has of Mum is a photo of her in a beautiful yellow dress. A dress rather like the one on the cover of Vogue on sale at Raj’s newsagents. And also a bit like the one that Lisa James, the coolest girl in the school, is sketching in her note book. What do you do if you like both football and dresses? And what will Mr Hawtrey the headteacher do when he discovers that his strict uniform code has been broken by a boy in a dress?

David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy is brought to the stage for the first time in a musical with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, script by former RSC playwright in residence Mark Ravenhill and in a production for all the family directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

Creative Team

Director Gregory Doran | Designer Robert Jones | Choreographer Aletta Collins | Lighting Mark Henderson

As our shows develop in rehearsal, we will update information here about content that may affect some audiences, for example that they contain gunshots or strobe lighting. Final information and running time is not usually available until the first preview. Please speak to the Box Office after this point if you would like further details.

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