The Boy in the Dress


After a critically acclaimed world premiere, David Walliams’ (Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Grannyheart-warming comedy comes to the West End at the Savoy Theatre. 

With music and lyrics by chart-topping pop star Robbie Williams (The Bandand his frequent collaborator Guy ChambersTHE BOY IN THE DRESS is perfect for a family day out in London. 

This brand-new British musical has been written by playwright Mark Ravenhill, is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company (Matilda), and is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

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What is The Boy in the Dress about? 

Dennis is a normal 12-year-old boy. He loves football and is the star striker on his school team. However, life gets harder for him after his parents split up, and his Mum leaves home.

His only keepsake is a picture of her wearing a beautiful yellow dress. He sees the dress everywhere; on the cover of Vogue, in the notebook of Lisa James, who is the popular girl in school. He loves it. 

Surely, it’s possible to like football and dresses? Dennis certainly seems to think so. But what will his family and friends, or Mr. Hawtrey, his headteacher, think of a boy in a dress? 

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Cast & Creatives 

(from run at Royal Shakespeare Theatre) 

Oliver Crouch (Dennis), Jack Hobson (Dennis), Jackson Laing (Dennis), Tom Lomas (Dennis), Toby Mocrei (Dennis), Rufus Hound (Dad), Charlotte Wakefield (Mum/Miss Windsor)Alfie Jukes (John), Zachary Loonie (John), Ethan Dattani (Darvesh), Shivain Kara-Patel (Darvesh), Kassian Shae Ahktar (Darvesh), Arjun Singh Khakh (Darvesh), Natasha Lewis (Darvesh’s Mum), Ben Thompson (Oddbod), Christina Modestou (Miss Bresslaw), Alexander Moneypenny (Gareth), Max Gill (Big Mac), Ryan Heenan (Rory), Jamie Tyler (St. Kenneth’s Captain), Irvine Iqbal (Raj), Forbes Masson (Mr. Hawtrey), Asha Banks (Lisa James), Tabitha Knowles (Lisa James), Miriam Nyarko (Lisa James), Grace Wylde (Louise), Charlotte Jaconelli (Lorna), David Birch (Maudlin Street Captain), Hannah Fairclough (Ensemble), Ahmed Hamad (Ensemble), Alim Jayda (Ensemble), Clancy Ryan (Ensemble), Cilla Silvia (Ensemble), Jack Anthony Smart (Swing), Georgie Westall (Swing) 

Robbie Williams (Music & Lyrics), Guy Chambers (Music & Lyrics, Orchestrations), Chris Heath (Lyrics), Mark Ravenhill (Book), David Walliams (Author), Gregory Doran (Director), Robert Jones (Designer), Aletta Collins (Choreographer), Mark Henderson (Lighting), Bruce O’Neil (Musical Supervisor and Arrangements), Alan Williams (Musical Directior and Arrangements), Tom Deering (Orchestrations), Paul Groothuis (Sound), Tom Marshall (Sound), Laura Cubitt (Puppetry Director), Pippa Hill (Dramaturg), Sarah Tipple (Associate Director), Carl Harrison (Associate Choreographer), Laura Bangay (Associate Musical Director), Paul Atkinson (Associate Designer) 


  1. Ordinary 
  2. If I Don’t Cry 
  3. We Are the Winners 
  4. Three for the Price of Two 
  5. A House Without A Mum 
  6. I Hate Kids 
  7. Is There Anything More Beautiful Than Lisa James? 
  8. Disco Symphony 
  9. A Girl Who’s Gonna Be 
  10. Miss Windsor’s Belle Chanson 
  11. A Boy in a Dress 
  12. Beach Holiday Sunday 
  13. A House Without a Mum (Reprise) 
  14. When Things Fall Apart 
  15. You Don’t Have a Prayer 
  16. You Can’t Expel Us All 
  17. If I Don’t Cry (Reprise) 
  18. A Life of Discipline / I Like to Put oa Dress 
  19. Extraordinary 
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Venue Information

Savoy Theatre

Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0ET, UK

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Trafalgar Square



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