School of Rock

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Opened: 24th October 2016

Booking Period: 31st December 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

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

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Leading and Supporting

Craig Gallivan as Dewey Finn

Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins

Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly

Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco

Jake Sharp as Alternate Dewey

Ensemble and Swing

John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris, Richard Morse, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Prosser, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins, and James Wolstenholme

Children

Zack will be played by Sebastian Adams-Eaton, Jasper Bew, and Amos Mayland

Freddy will be played by Jack Manders, William Harvey, and Nayan Gupta

Lawrence will be played by Caspar Lloyd, Daniel Chang, and Noah Gupta-Wright

Katie will be played by Evie Lawley, Sofia Wilkinson Hill, and Mille-Jayne Evans

Summer will be played by Nancy Hartley-Blake, Delilah Bennett-Cardy, and Amelie Green

Marcy will be played by Calypso Bailey, Savannah Pages and Shani Roberts

Shonelle will be played by Lily Jean Jackson, Tia Belle Keilty, and Naniyah Owusu

Sophie will be played by Chloe Marler, Ellie May Pavitt, and Charlotte Breen

Tomika will be played by Tallulah Byrne, Kaylah Black and Sara Sheen

Billy will be played by Will Tarpey, Tommy Featherstone, and Jakub Kopec

Mason will be played by Vaughn Arthur Endraca, Todd Dachtler, and Maxwell Apple

James will be played by Ikechukwudi Machie, Teni Taiwo, and Stanley Voss

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 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.