School of Rock, New London Theatre

School of Rock – The Musical

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Winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, School of Rock The Musical has truly landed in London’s West End.

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.

Featuring 14 new songs from the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses!

School of Rock The Musical is booking until 1 March 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

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.

Who’s in it? School of Rock Cast

David Fynn reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as Dewey Finn, previously originating the role in the West End production. 

Laura Tebbutt plays Rosalie Mullins with Mark Anderson as Ned Schneebly and Rebecca LaChance as Patty Di Marco. The adult cast is completed by Keisha Amponsa BansonRyan BearparkRob FalconerKelly Hampson, Suzie McAdam, Richard MorseJayde NelsonAndy ReesAlex TomkinsJames Wolstenholme and Benjamin Yates.

The kids cast are three teams of twelve kids, who make up Dewey’s band.

Creative Team

School of Rock The Musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes.

The production is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz,  sound 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

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Theatre Information

Gillian Lynne Theatre
Address: 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Nearest Underground: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68

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