School of Rock – The Musical at the Gillian Lynne Theatre Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
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ABOUT School of Rock
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 20 October 2019 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
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
Craig Gallivan leads the cast in the role of Dewey Finn with Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco and Jake Sharp who will play Dewey Finn at certain performances.
The remaining adult cast comprises 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.
The child roles will be played by three teams of thirteen young performers.
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