School of Rock

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Opened: 24th October 2016

Booking Period: 5th April 2020

Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30, Thursday and Saturday 14:30 & Sunday 15:30

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Gillian Lynne Theatre


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The Show

School of Rock is a musical by Julian Fellowes with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater and it is based on the 2003 film by Mike White starring Jack Black.  The musical follows the story of guitarist and singer Dewey Finn who pretends to be a musical teacher and at a prep school.  After spotting talent among the pupils, he forms a band who then compete in the Battle of the Bands contest.

School of Rock premiered in Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre on 9th November 2015 and in the West End’s Gillian Lynne (then New London) Theatre the following year.

The Cast

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Leading and Supporting

Noel Sullivan as Dewey Finn

Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins

Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Rebecca LaChance as Patty Di Marco

Jake Sharp as Alternate Dewey

Ensemble and Swing

Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ryan Bearpark, Rob Falconer, Kelly Hampson, Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Suzie McAdam, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris, Richard Morse, Jayde Nelson, Andy Prosser, Andy Rees, Andy Spillet, Alex Tomkins, James Wolstenholme, and Benjamin Yates


Zack will be played by Sebastian Adams-Eaton, Charlie Churchill, and Wilson Freeman

Freddy will be played by Rae Clay, Jack Manders, and Dylan Mynett

Lawrence will be played by Daniel Chang, Ivor Gower, and Monty Payne

Katie will be played by Charlie Gordon, Seren Jackson, and Evie Lawley

Summer will be played by Delilah Bennett-Cardy, Serrana Bliss, and Isla Curry

Marcy will be played by Savannah Pages, Carma Quaye, and Iselle Rifat

Shonelle will be played by Diaana Babnicova, Lily Jean Jackson, and Haddymai John

Sophie will be played by Maisie Buchler, Olivia Dixon, and Ellie May Pavitt

Tomika will be played by Jennifer King, Naima Koramoa, and Bea Ward

Billy will be played by Austyn Emmanuel, Tommy Featherstone, and Danny Hayward

Mason will be played by Maxwell Apple, Finn Barwell, and Aston Murphy

James will be played by Logan Matthews, Emmanuel Owusa-Boachie, and Jack Reynolds


Our reviewers had a rocking good time at School of Rock, giving it ★★★★★ and describing it as “…high-energy, head-banging, electric show, bringing the unlikely combination of classic rock and prestigious, traditional schooling together perfectly.”  To read the full review, click here.

School of Rock is playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly New London) and is currently booking into December 2019.  The Gillian Lynne Theatre was opened in 1911 and with several management changes it closed in 1959.  The site was purchased in 1965 and the current theatre was built, opening on 2nd January 1973.

The New London Theatre is owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Group and so the best place to buy tickets for School of Rock is through their website or through the show’s website.  For more information on your visit to the Gillian Lynne Theatre, read our guide.

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