Robbie Williams is writing a stage musical with David Walliams
25 May 2018, 10:40
If there's one thing in the music world that Robbie Williams hasn't triumphed in, it's musical theatre. That might be about to change...
Robbie Williams is joining forces with David Walliams for a stage musical version of the comedian's children's book The Boy in the Dress.
The Take That star and his long-time songwriting partner Guy Chambers – who have previously written hundreds of songs together including 'Let Me Entertain You' to 'Angels' – have written the music for the show.
Walliams confirmed the plans on Twitter, adding that the Royal Shakespeare Company are also involved as producers. Swish.
Robbie has worked with Walliams in the past, including a cameo appearance in an episode of Little Britain.
The Britain's Got Talent judge has been a successful children's writer over the past decade, with bestsellers including 2010's Billionaire Boy, 2011's Gangsta Granny, 2012's Ratburger and 2014's Awful Auntie.
I am over the moon that my book with @QuentinBlakeHQ ‘The Boy in the Dress’ is being adapted into a stage musical with a book by Mark Ravenhill & songs by @guyachambers & @robbiewilliams It is being produced next year by @TheRSC & will be directed by Greg Doran.— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) May 25, 2018
The Boy in the Dress also saw Roald Dahl's legendary illustrator Quentin Blake illustrate the book, which was also adapted for TV back in 2014, starring the likes of Kate Moss, Jennifer Saunders and Meera Syal.
This is bound to be amazing, whether you're a kid or not!