After breaking box office records when it opened on Broadway in December 2015, the London production of the high octane new musical School of Rock is now ripping up a storm on UK shores!
Theatrebreaks.com says : A fantastic show for ages 8 to 80 years. Find your inner rock-god and be amazed by the talents of the young musicians playing their own instruments live on stage. Jaw-droppingly good!
School of Rock was a 2003 hit film starring Jack Black as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn who, having been fired from his band, talks his way into a job as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Not one to follow conventional education methods, Dewey finds his class of disinterested teens have a multitude of hidden musical talents. But can Dewey bring out the inner rock god in his pupils and get them to the final of the Battle of the Bands?
Speaking about the London production, musical maestro Lloyd Webber said: “I am thrilled to announce that we are confirming a West End production of School Of Rock. We have had such a great time in the US staging the world premiere and now that we have opened on Broadway, I am delighted to be focussing on the next chapter in the show’s journey.”
Featuring all of the original music from the film plus 14 new songs written by Lloyd Webber, School Of Rock has a script written by Julian Fellows (Downton Abbey) and will have a kids band playing live on stage.
Casting news : Stephen Leask, having played the role of alternate Dewey since May this year, will now lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 15 November 2017, as the show enters its second year in the West End. Joining Leask at the New London Theatre will be Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco, currently a member of the ensemble. Florence Andrews will continue as Rosalie Mullins alongside the three teams of thirteen kids who make up Dewey’s band.
Where is it?
New London Theatre
How do I get there?
The nearest tube station to School of Rock is … Holborn on the Piccadilly and Central lines
When can I see it?
Opened : 14th November 2016
Booking to : May 2018
What time does it start?
Monday, Wednesday to Saturday at 1930; Thursday & Saturday at 1430; Sunday at 1500. Extra performances during previews and school holidays. Check availability HERE