Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock musical will close in London’s West End this March.
Webber’s inventive stage adaptation of the classic Jack Black film opened to critical acclaim at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in October 2016 following a smash hit Broadway premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre in 2015.
School of Rock The Musical will have played over 1400 performance and been seen by over 1.3 million people in London when it completes its run on Sunday 1 March 2020.
The show was applauded for its use of young actor musicians who made up the kids cast of the show who performed the score live on stage. In total over 100 young actor musicians will have performed as part of the cast.
The show will undertake a major UK tour in 2021 with touring productions currently playing in the US and Australia.
Andrew Lloyd Webber further said: “I’ve been thrilled by School of Rock’s success around the world, especially in the West End. I’m very glad that so many kids have seen the show and been inspired to pick up an instrument and take up music after seeing what our young performers do live every night. There are local language productions now planned around the world, and I’m particularly keen to see the Chinese kids band rock out in due course!”
Following School of Rock’s departure from the Gillian Lynne Theatre, owners LW Theatres will carry out internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets, refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as the potential increase in seating capacity on the circle level of the theatre.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the next production will be a new staging of Cinderella.
School of Rock – The Musical is booking until 1 March 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London.
School of Rock – The Musical tickets are available here.