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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 Gillian Lynne 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 Gillian Lynne 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.

Looking for more about School Of Rock – The Musical? Check out our ‘All You Need To Know’ guide, then get to know School Of Rock’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Please note that from 22 August 2018, Craig Gallivan will lead the cast in the role of Dewey Finn with Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty DiMarco and Jake Sharp who will play Dewey Finn at certain performances. The remaining adult cast comprise John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Richard Morse, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins and James Wolstenholme with swings Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris and Andy Prosser. 

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Age Recommendation: 8+. Please note that School of Rock contains occasional strong language and may not be suitable for very young children, and 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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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/10/2016

Opening Night: 14/11/2016

Booking Until: 20/10/2019

Running time: 2h30, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

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 - Jarvis Baugh, Liam Hewitt, Jensen York

Katie - Anya Cooke, Amelie Leatherland, Audrey Newman

Zack - Santiago Cerchione, Oscar Rice, Phoenix Taylor,

Sophie - Zoe Coleman, Frankie-Mae Garner, Darcy Snares

Freddy - Jasper Bew, Annabel Gracey, Stanley Jarvis

Lawrence - Gus Graham, Alfie Humphreys, Austin Kindler

Tomika - Tahlia Colbourne, Fayth Ifil, Aaylia Rose

Summer - Anya Hewett, Aaliyah Monk, Freya Yates

Shonelle - Vanecia Salam, Tia Stuart, Shaye Temple

James - Rayyan Chihi, Hugo Dunkley, Jack Gale

Marcy - Heather Clementson, Romanie Jija-Wakeham, Grace Wood

Mason - Daniel Luniku, Charlie Vyacheslavov, Jeremiah Waysome

Please note that from 22 August 2018, Craig Gallivan will lead the cast in the role of Dewey Finn with Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty DiMarco and Jake Sharp who will play Dewey Finn at certain performances. The remaining adult cast comprise John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Richard Morse, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins and James Wolstenholme with swings Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris and Andy Prosser. 

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Creative

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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