School of Rock – The Musical at the New London Theatre
London Palladium, Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
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School of Rock – The Musical receives its West End premiere at the New London Theatre.
Based on the wildly successful 2003 musical comedy film School of Rock starring Jack Black, the show sees wannabee rock-star Dewey Finn take a teaching job in a prestigious school to make ends meet. Discovering the musical talents of his class he enlists them to form a rock group and conquer Battle of the Bands.
School of Rock – The Musical will run from 24 October 2016 until 13 January 2019 at the New London Theatre.
Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
The cast is led by Gary Trainor as Dewey Finn with Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco.
Completing the adult cast are Stephen Leask as the alternate Dewey with ensemble members Jonathan Bourne, Nadeem Crowe, Michelle Francis, Rosanna Hyland, Cassandra McCowan, Joel Montague, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Andrew Spillett, Alex Tomkins and Lucy Vandi and swings, Charlotte Bradford, Jason Denton, Cellen Chugg Jones, Alfie Parker and Tasha Sheridan. The child roles will be played by three teams of thirteen young performers.
School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock – The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz,s ound design by Mick Potter, music supervision by Ethan Popp and hair design by Josh Marquette.
★★★★★ “the most enjoyable few hours money can buy” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “A rabble-rousing musical with a big heart” The Guardian
★★★★ “Loud and cheeky, with a hint of anarchic wildness” Evening Standard