Full casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s upcoming musical stage adaptation of THE BOY IN THE DRESS.
Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, THE BOY IN THE DRESS is based on David Walliams’ award-winning debut novel of the same name. The piece is adapted for the stage by Mark Ravenhill and features music and lyrics by pop singer Robbie Williams and his long-time collaborator Guy Chambers. THE BOY IN THE DRESS follows 12-year-old Dennis, the star player in his football team who wants to wear a dress to school.
The lead role of Dennis will be played by Oliver Crouch, Jackson Laing, Tom Lomas and Toby Mocrei.
The role of Darvesh, Dennis’ best friend, will be played by Ethan Dattani, Shivain Kara-Patel, Kassian Shae Ahktar and Arjun Singh Khakh.
Asha Banks, Tabitha Knowles and Miriam Nyarko will all play Lisa James, Dennis’ fashion-savvy friend, while Alfie Jukes and Zachary Loonie will share the role of his older brother John.
Charlotte Wakefield also joins the cast in the leading role of Miss Windsor.
They join the previously announced Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson in rounding out the principal cast.
The full cast is completed by: David Birch (Maudlin Street Captain), Hannah Fairclough (ensemble), Max Gill (Big Mac), Ahmed Hamad (ensemble), Ryan Heenan (Rory), Charlotte Jaconelli (Lorna), Alim Jayda (ensemble), Christina Modestou (Miss Bresslaw), Alexander Moneypenny (Gareth), Clancy Ryan (ensemble), Cilla Silvia (ensemble), Jack Anthony Smart (Swing), Ben Thompson (Oddbod), Jamie Tyler (St Kenneth’s Captain), Georgie Westall (Swing) and Grace Wylde (Louise).
THE BOY IN THE DRESS features choreography by Aletta Collins, design by Robert Jones, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Paul Groothius and Tom Marshall. Further creative team members are still to be announced.
THE BOY IN THE DRESS previews at the RSC’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 8th November with opening night scheduled for 27th November. The production runs to 8th March 2020. Tickets are on sale now.