School of Rock – The Musical at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
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School of Rock – The Musical receives its West End premiere at the Gillian Lynne 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 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
The cast is led by Stephen Leask as Dewey Finn, with Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco and Craig Gallivan as Dewey Finn at certain performances.
The ‘grown up’ cast is completed by ensemble members Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins with swings, Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair.
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