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: 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.
Stephen Leask as Dewey Finn
Rosanna Hyland as Rosalie Mullins
Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly
Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco
Craig Gallivan as Alternate Dewey
Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins
Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair
Zack will be played by Santiago Cerchione, Oscar Rice, and Phoenix Taylor
Freddy will be played by Jasper Bew, Anabel Gracey, and Stanley Jarvis
Lawrence will be played by Gus Graham, Alfie Humphreys, and Austin Kindler
Katie will be played by Anya Cooke, Amelia Leatherland, and Audrey Newman
Summer will be played by Anya Hewett, Aaliyah Monk, and Freya Yates
Marcy will be played by Heather Clementson, Romanie Jija-Wakeham, and Grace Wood
Shonelle will be played by Vanecia Salam, Tia Stuart, and Shaye Temple
Sophie will be played by Zoe Coleman, Frankie-Mae Garner, and Darcy Snares
Tomika will be played by Tahlia Colbourne, Fayth Ifil, and Aaylia Rose
Billy will be played by Jarvis Baugh, Liam Hewitt, and Jensen York
Mason will be played by Daniel Luniku, Charlie Vyacheslavov, and Jeremiah Waysome
James will be played by Rayyan Chihi, Hugo Dunkley, and Jack Gale
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 until 13th January 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.