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The Boy in the Dress review

A wonderfully warm-hearted and well-cast show.

Paul Taylor, The Independent, 29th November 2019

The Boy in the Dress divides opinion at RSC - review

This is a Marmite sort of show and while there was much wild whooping and frantic applause, there were also some folded arms and stony faces.

Peter Rhodes, The Express and Star, 29th November 2019

Review: The Boy in the Dress

If you wanted to criticise, you could argue that The Boy in the Dress is not as subtle as the RSC's last musical hit Matilda. But then Matilda didn't have a farting dog. This show is just as much a hit, an exhilarating assertion of the goodness in people and their capacity for acceptance of difference, at a time when we very much need that sentiment to be shouted and sung from the rooftops.

Sarah Crompton, What's On Stage, 28th November 2019

The Boy in the Dress review

Bright performances, but a disappointing score.

Paul Vale, The Stage, 28th November 2019

David Walliams & Robbie Williams collaborate on musical

Two of the UK's biggest stars, Robbie Williams and David Walliams, are behind the Royal Shakespeare Company's new musical, The Boy in the Dress.

The show has been adapted from the novel by Mr Walliams, with songs co-written and co-composed by Mr Williams. It tells the story of the issues that arise for a 12-year-old boy called Dennis, who is his school football team's best striker and wants to wear a dress.

BBC arts editor Will Gompertz spoke to them and to the RSC's artistic director Gregory Doran.

Will Gompertz, BBC, 23rd November 2019

Those people who insisted a female-led Ghostbusters remake was disrespectful to the original might want to look away now. After having the time of their lives doing an am-dram Dirty Dancing last week, Lemon and McGuinness aim their proton accelerators at Ivan Reitman's high-spirited classic, roping in Robbie Williams, Sarah Parish and 'Allo 'Allo star Vicki Michelle to help spoof Zuul and the gang. It's short, at least.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 13th May 2017

Jimmy Carr writes song for Robbie Williams and Kylie

In a most unlikely showbiz career switch, Jimmy Carr has turned songwriter and helped put together the track Disco Symphony - working alongside Robbie Williams and the star's right-hand man Guy Chambers. A source close to the TV comic said: "It's true, Jimmy co-wrote Disco Symphony with Robbie and Guy. As a huge music fan it was a bit of a dream come true for him and great fun."

The Sun, 25th October 2016

Robbie Williams drops Alan Carr from song

Robbie Williams dropped his friend Alan Carr from his comeback single. The 42-year-old singer had asked his presenter pal to record a line on 'Heavy Entertainment Show' - the lead single from his upcoming album of the same name - but decided at the last minute to replace him with a female vocalist instead.

Female First, 29th September 2016