School Of Rock – The Musical

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Based on the iconic, hit Jack Black film, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation School Of Rock – The Musical is leaving audiences rocking night after night at the New London Theatre. Read More >

Based on the iconic, hit Jack Black film, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation School Of Rock – The Musical is leaving audiences rocking night after night at the New London Theatre.

A guitar-thrashing, drum-rolling, rip-roaring celebration of the power of rock, School Of Rock – The Musical tells the story of Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star struggling to make ends meet – and determined to do so through the power of music. Posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, Finn discovers his students’ hidden musical talents, and opts to enlist his fifth-graders in a quest to conquer The Battle Of The Bands – but can he do so without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

First opening in New York in December 2015, going on to be described by Black as “a Broadway masterpiece”, and thence making its West End debut in November 2016, School Of Rock – The Musical was the recipient of three Olivier Award nominations including Mastercard Best New Musical (winning Outstanding Achievement in Music for the three children’s band, who rock out every night playing live instruments).

The musical features all of the original songs from the acclaimed movie, alongside 14 new songs and music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater.

Having undergone nationwide auditions to find the country’s finest pint-sized rock star prodigies, School Of Rock features world-class musicians in small sizes. With a book by Julian Fellowes and direction from Laurence Connor, this is a rollicking show guaranteed to have audiences young and old embracing the ear popping, riff scorching and all conquering music of rebellion.

Please note that School of Rock contains occasional strong language and may not be suitable for very young children. Please be advised that smoke effects and strobe lights are used during this performance. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.

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Age Recommendation: 6+. Contains occasional strong language.

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/10/2016

Opening Night: 14/11/2016

Booking Until: 13/01/2019

Running time: 2h30, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Dewey Finn - Stephen Leask

Rosalie Mullins - Florence Andrews

Ned Schneebly - Alan Pearson

Patty Di Marco - Michelle Francis

Alternate Dewey - Craig Gallivan

Ensemble - Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins

Swing - Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan, Joshua St. Clair

Billy - Joseph Black, Archie Lewis, Harry Vallance

Katie - Imogen Bowden, Eliza Cowdery, Audrey Newman

Zack - Santiago Cerchione, Jack Goodacre, Phoenix Taylor

Sophie - Darcy Dennis, Navaeah Hoath, Teri Ofon

Freddy - Siam Elvidge, Annabel Gracey, Jacob Swann

Lawrence - Johnny Evans-Hutchison, Cole Lam, Milano Preston

Tomika - Tia Figgett, Nerys Obeng, Jasmine Sakyiama

Summer - Stella Haden, Caoimhe Judd, Aaliyah Monk

Shonelle - Miami Holness, Saffron Pennycooke, Aaylia Rose

James - Stanley Jarvis, Nathan Reeve, Josh White

Marcy - Romanie Jija-Wakeham, Ellie Wilcox, Grace Wood

Mason - Austin Kindler, Cody Molko, Nicolas Ong

Matthew - Dylan Miles-Davis, Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov



Director - Laurence Connor

Choreographer - JoAnn M. Hunter

Costume - Anna Louizos

Lighting Designer - Natasha Katz

Set Designer - Anna Louizos

Sound - Mick Potter

Lyrics By - Glenn Slater

Music By - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Hair Design - Josh Marquette

Music Supervisor - John Rigby

Associate Director - Christopher Key

Associate Choreographer - Carol Lee Meadows

Associate Scenic Designer - Jeremy W. Foil

Associate Set Designer - Will Fricker

Associate Lighting Designer - Stuart Porter

Associate Sound Designer - Adam Fisher


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