School Of Rock – The Musical, the latest hit show from the mind of Andrew Lloyd Webber, will head to London’s West End in 2016, the impresario has confirmed.
The stage adaptation of the Jack Black movie, which opened at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre last night, will run at the London Palladium from next autumn. Exact dates are yet to be confirmed and School Of Rock – The Musical tickets are not yet on sale.
Speaking about the London production, Lloyd Webber said: “I am thrilled to announce that we are confirming a West End production of School Of Rock – The Musical. 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.”
Based on the 2003 film, School Of Rock – The Musical tells the story of wannabe rock star Dewey Finn who, down on his luck, blags his way into a job as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he stumbles across his pupils’ musical skills, he draws them together into a rock group and enters a Battle of the Bands.
The Broadway production stars Alex Brightman as Dewey alongside Love Never Dies’ Sierra Boggess, Spencer Moses, Mamie Parris and a cast of talented young performers. Casting for the London Palladium production is yet to be announced.
School Of Rock – The Musical could be the latest tune-filled, kid-led hit to take the West End by storm, joining productions such as Billy Elliot The Musical, Matilda The Musical and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to put younger performers centre stage.