The School Of Rock kids cast

A Day In The Life: The School Of Rock class

By Nerys Obeng & Jack Goodacre, Published February 13, 2018

School may be out for half-term, but there’s one classroom in the West End that never stops rocking: the New London Theatre, home to the young stars of School Of Rock – The Musical!

Based on the iconic 2003 film of the same title, School Of Rock – The Musical sees a class of straight-A 10 year old students transform into an ear-popping, all-conquering rock band every night.

The jaw-droppingly talented kids cast won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music at last year’s ceremony. So when young rockstars Nerys Obeng (who plays Tomika), and Jack Goodacre (who plays Zack) recorded a backstage diary for us, we couldn’t wait to sign up for class. See what they got up to below.

You can book School Of Rock – The Musical tickets here, with an extra half-term matinee at 2.30pm on Wednesday 14 February.

Arriving at the New London Theatre…

Nerys Obeng and Jack Goodacre outside the New London Theatre

Nerys Obeng (Tomika) and Jack Goodacre (Zack) outside the New London Theatre

… and in through stage door.

Jack Goodacre and Nerys Obeng arriving at stage door

Jack and Nerys at stage door

A quick pre-show jam in the theatre’s guitar area…

Nerys and Jack in the New London Theatre's Gibson Guitar Area

Jack and Nerys in the New London Theatre’s Gibson Guitar Area

… before the real deal: on-stage warm-ups.

Members of the School Of Rock cast warming up

Members of the School Of Rock cast warming up

Rocking out with our Deputy Stage Manager, Morag!

Nerys and Jack with Deputy Stage Manager, Morag Lavery

Nerys and Jack with Morag Lavery, Deputy Stage Manager

It’s make-up time!

Hit ‘Play’ to watch!

… and we’re ready to rock!

The kids cast of School Of Rock, ready to go on pre-show

The kids cast of School Of Rock, ready to go on pre-show

One show later, and the audience goes wild!

Hit ‘Play’ to watch!

And it’s goodbye from the New London Theatre!

Hit ‘Play’ to watch!

Know the next Nerys or Jack? Further kids open auditions will take place later this year in Bristol on the 10 March, in Leeds on 21 April, in London on 16 and 17 May for musicians and on 21 and 23 May for ensemble, in Plymouth on 8 September and in Manchester on 22 September 2018. If you are between 8 – 12 years old and play a rock instrument (guitar, bass, piano, and/or drums) or sing, check out the show’s auditions page.

Book your School Of Rock – The Musical tickets today!