School of Rock

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)


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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


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.