Opening: 24th October 2016
Booking Period: 20th October 2019
Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30, Thursday and Saturday 14:30 & Sunday 15:30
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Venue: Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly New London)
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.
Craig Gallivan as Dewey Finn
Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins
Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly
Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco
Jake Sharp as Alternate Dewey
John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Richard Morse, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins, and James Wolstenholme
Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris, and Andy Prosser
Zack will be played by Albert Atack, Amos Mayland, and Oscar Rice
Freddy will be played by Jamal Ahmed, Jasper Bew, and Nayan Gupta
Lawrence will be played by Noah Gupta-Wright, Alfie Humphreys, and Tom Kochalski
Katie will be played by Carys John, Amelia Leatherland, and Ellie Wilcox
Summer will be played by Amelie Green, Anya Hewett, and Eibhleann Rose McCormack
Marcy will be played by Calypso Bailey, Ellie Kit Jones, and Shani Roberts
Shonelle will be played by Jasmine Brightmore, Lia Summer Higgs, and Shaye Temple
Sophie will be played by Zoe Coleman, Aoife Connelly, and Frankie-Mae Garner
Tomika will be played by Kaylah Black, Sara Sheen, and Charis Claresta Tetteh
Billy will be played by Jack Gale, Jakub Kopec, and Jensen York
Mason will be played by Harry Linacre Brown, Charlie Gallacher, and Samuelle John-Brown
James will be played by Adam Djazel, Harley Gallacher, and Stanley Voss
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 October 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.