School of Rock

Opening: 24th October 2016

Booking Period: 13th January 2019

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

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: New London Theatre

Website: uk.schoolofrockthemusical.com

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

 

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.

 

The Cast

Leading

Stephen Leask as Dewey Finn

Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins

Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly

Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco

Craig Gallican as Alternate Dewey

Ensemble

Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins

Swing

Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair

Children

Zack will be played by Santiago Cerchione, Jack Goodacre and Phoenix Taylor

Freddy will be played by Siam Elvidge, Annabel Gracey and Jacob Swann

Lawrence will be played by Milano Preston, Johnny Evans-Hutchison and Cole Lam

Katie will be played by Audrey Newman, Imogen Bowden and Eliza Cowdery

Summer will be played by Aaliyah Monk, Stella Haden and Caoimhe Judd

Marcy will be played by Romanie Jiji-Wakeham, Grace Wood and Ellie Wilcox

Shonelle will be played by Saffron Pennycooke, Aaylia Rose and Miami Holness

Sophie will be played by Teri Ofon, Navaeah Hoath and Darcy Dennis

Tomika will be played by Tia Figgett, Nerys Obeng and Jasmine Sakyiama

Billy will be played by Joseph Black, Archie Lewis and Harry Vallance

Mason will be played by Cody Molko, Austin Kindler and Nicolas Ong

James will be played by Nathan Reeve, Stanley Jarvis and Josh White

Matthew will be played by Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov and Dylan Miles-Davis

 

Information

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 New London Theatre and is currently booking until 13th January 2019.  The New London 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 New London Theatre, read our guide.