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The Boy in the Dress musical cast recording album – download, stream and on CD

The Boy in the Dress album release date

The Boy in the Dress musical original cast recording album has been released!

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Based on the children’s book written by comedian David Walliams, The Boy in the Dress tells the story of 12 year-old school boy Dennis who prefers wearing girl’s clothes.

The musical recently played at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and had planned to transfer to the West End at the Savoy Theatre in the autumn prior to the pandemic.

While the ongoing lockdown has stopped that from happening, a cast album is out now!

The Boy in the Dress cast recording

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The Boy in the Dress musical features a book by Mark Ravenhill with music from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.

The album will feature musical supervision and arrangements by Bruce O’Neil and musical direction and arrangements by Alan Williams with additional orchestrations from Tom Deering and Chambers.

The original cast of The Boy in the Dress featured Rufus Hound as Dennis’ dad, Irvine Iqbal plays shopkeeper Raj, Natasha Lewis plays Dennis’ best friend Darvesh’s mum, and Forbes Masson plays Mr Hawtrey, the headmaster from Dennis’ school.

They were joined by Charlotte Wakefield as Miss Windsor, David Birch as Maudlin Street Captain, Max Gill as Big Mac, Ryan Heenan as Rory, Charlotte Jaconelli as Lorna, Christina Modestou as Miss Bresslaw, Alexander Moneypenny as Gareth, Ben Thompson as Oddbod, Jamie Tyler as St Kenneth’s Captain and Grace Wylde as Louise.

Completing the adult cast were Hannah Fairclough, Ahmed Hamad, Alim Jayda, Clancy Ryan, Cilla Silvia, Jack Anthony Smart and Georgie Westall.

The children’s cast were led by Oliver Crouch, Jackson Laing, Tom Lomas and Toby Mocrei who share the role of Dennis. The role of Darvesh, Dennis’ best friend, was played by Ethan Dattani, Shivain Kara-Patel, Kassian Shae Ahktar and Arjun Singh Khakh. Lisa James, Dennis’ fashion-savvy friend, was played by Asha Banks, Tabitha Knowles and Miriam Nyarko with Alfie Jukes and Zachary Loonie playing the role of his older brother John.

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