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
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.
Leading and Supporting
Noel Sullivan as Dewey Finn
Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins
Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly
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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