David reflects on The Boy in the Dress, now a major musical!
The RSC musical, The Boy in the Dress opened in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Friday 8 November, with David Walliams’ novel becoming a fully-fledged musical for the first time, with music from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.
It’s been a surreal experience for David, as he didn’t think anything would come of Director Gregory Doran asking Robbie and Guy to write the music for the show: “I know Robbie and Guy a bit and I thought, well, you can ask them, I’m not going to ask, because they probably won’t want to and they’re far too busy. When they said, Robbie and Guy are on board, then I thought, yeah, well, I’ll believe it when I hear the songs. Then, when I came to a workshop and I heard 18 incredible songs, I was like, oh, this is real now, my book really is going to be a musical at the RSC with songs by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.”
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