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Monday, January 28

Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers writing score for Musical Adaptation of David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress at RSC

The Royal Shakespeare's new season has been announced, with David Walliams' children's book, The Boy in the Dress being turned into a musical with music and lyrics from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers and book by Mark Ravenhill. Greg Doran, artistic director of the company, will direct the show which will beginpreviews at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday 8th November before opening on 27thNovember and running until 21st March 2020.

The Boy in the Dress is the first book by best selling children's author Walliams with illustrations by Quentin Blake.and tells the story of Dennis, a twelve-year-old boy who is his football team's striker but  wants to wear a dress to school. He enjoys cross-dressing, charting  the reactions of his family and friends.

Williams and Chambers said: "We're beyond excited to be working with the RSC on our first musical theatre collaboration. We are both big fans of David's books, so when he approached us about writing the soundtrack to a new musical version of The Boy in the Dress for the RSC, we were genuinely delighted. There's a real freshness, cheekiness and heart to David's writing which we've worked really hard to capture in the music."

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