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VenueRoyal Shakespeare Theatre
Other spaces: The Dell, Waterside
From8th November 2019
Opened27th November 2019
To8th March 2020
WhenNov 8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30, Dec 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28, Jan20 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31, Feb20 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29, Mar 6,7 at 19:15. Nov 13,14,19,20,21,25,26,27,28, Dec 2,3,4,5,9,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,23,26,30,31, Jan20 1,2,7,9,14,16,21,23,28,30, Feb 4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27, Mar 3,5 at 19:00. Nov 30, Dec 7,14,21,28, Jan20 4,11,18,25, Feb20 1,8,15,22,29, Mar 7 Mats 13:15. Dec 5,12,19,23,24,31, Jan20 2,9,16,23,30, Feb20 6,13,20,27,Mar20 5 Mats 13:00. Jan20 8,15,22,29, Feb20 5,12,19,26, Mar20 4 at 17:00. Jan20 12,19,26, Feb20 2,9,16,23, Mar20 1,8 Mats 14:00
What is currently on at Royal Shakespeare Theatre (V135)

The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the DressT1321349813
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?
Book by David Walliams
Adapted by Mark Ravenhill
Music Robbie Williams
Lyrics Robbie Williams
Music Guy Chambers
Lyrics Guy Chambers

Archive :: production:T1321349813, musical:S258163204, venue:V135

Production details

Special Performances

  • 19 Jan 20 Audio Described
  • 24 Jan 20 Sign Interpreted
  • 31 Jan 20 Captioned
  • 13 Feb 20 Relaxed
  • 22 Feb 20 Captioned
  • 28 Feb 20 Audio Described


Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Gregory Doran
Design Robert Jones
Choreographer Aletta Collins
Lighting Mark Henderson
Sound Paul Groothius
Sound Tom Marshall
Performer Rufus Hound (Dennis' Dad)
Performer Irvine Iqbal (Raj - the shopkeeper)
Performer Natasha Lewis (Darvesh's Mum)
Performer Forbes Masson (Mr Hawtrey - headmaster)
Performer Oliver Crouch (Dennis - some dates)
Performer Jackson Laing (Dennis - some dates)
Performer Tom Lomas (Dennis - some dates)
Performer Toby Mocrei (Dennis - some dates)
Performer Ethan Dattani (Darvesh - some dates)
Performer Shivain Kara-Patel (Darvesh - some dates)
Performer Kassian Shae Ahktar (Darvesh - some dates)
Performer Arjun Singh Khakh (Darvesh - some dates)
Performer Asha Banks (Lisa James - some dates)
Performer Tabitha Knowles (Lisa James - some dates)
Performer Miriam Nyarko (Lisa James - some dates)
Performer Alfie Jukes (John - some dates)
Performer Zachary Loonie (John - some dates)
Performer Charlotte Wakefield (Miss Windsor)
Performer David Birch (Maudlin Street Captain)
Performer Hannah Fairclough (ensemble)
Performer Max Gill (Big Mac)
Performer Ahmed Hamad (ensemble)
Performer Ryan Heenan (Rory)
Performer Charlotte Jaconelli (Lorna)
Performer Alim Jayda (ensemble)
Performer Christina Modestou (Miss Bresslaw)
Performer Alexander Moneypenny (Gareth)
Performer Clancy Ryan (ensemble)
Performer Cilla Silvia (ensemble)
Performer Jack Anthony Smart (Swing)
Performer Ben Thompson (Oddbod)
Performer Jamie Tyler (St Kenneth's Captain)
Performer Georgie Westall (Swing)
Performer Grace Wylde (Louise)

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