School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock

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Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
School of Rock
Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
Featuring a cast of rocking kids live on stage
Our Review 4 / 5
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School of Rock, the hit Broadway musical from legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, has landed in London and has the Gillian Lynne Theatre rocking!

Based on the iconic 2003 film starring Jack Black, School of Rock is about layabout, wannabe rock star Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school as a way of earning some much-needed cash. When he stumbles on the kids’ music class, he discovers their hidden talents and tries to mould them into a full-throttle rock band to enter the prestigious Battle of the Bands competition. But can Dewey turn these straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock group and keep the secret from the kids’ parents and headmistress?

Black starred in the 2003 film, which grossed $131 million from its $35 million budget, and received plaudits for his wacky performance as Dewey resulting in a Golden Globe nomination for the actor. While Black has not starred in the musical production in London or Broadway, he has said of the musical: "I had lots of déjà vu and lots of powerful moments of pride to be part of something that has transformed into this incredible Broadway masterpiece."

The production's cast features three troupes of child actors who, each night, arm themselves with guitars, drums and mics and perform some of the biggest hits from the beloved film, as well as some all-new numbers, live on stage. Open auditions are often held for the roles, meaning that anyone talented enough has the chance of finding themselves on stage at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new score has lyrics by Glenn Slater, and also includes songs from the original film, including “Teacher’s Pet”, “School of Rock” and “In the End of Time”. The cast of School of Rock includes three teams of children who perform their instruments live on stage, complete with face-melting solos and bone-shaking drum solos.

After rave reviews in the West End, grab your air guitar, pull out your best knee slide and unleash your inner rock god! You can read our review of School of Rock. 

School of Rock tickets are available now.

In School of Rock - The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Previews from |
24th October 2016
Opening date |
14th November 2016
Booking from |
11th December 2019
Available until |
5th April 2020
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Categories |
Ages 5+
By:
Book by Julian Fellowes
Producer:
The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization
Director:
Laurence Connor
Songs by:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Lighting:
Natasha Katz
Design:
Anna Louizos
Choreography:
JoAnn M. Hunter
Costume:
Anna Louizos
Cast list:
Noel Sullivan, Mark Anderson, Michelle Francis, Jake Sharp, Laura Tebbutt, John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Richard Morse, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins and James Wolstenholme, Gavin Alex, Georgie Ashford, Koko Basigara, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ashford Campbell, Treyc Cohen, Natasha Cottriall, Michael Duke, Matthew Gonsalves, Jammy Kasongo, Leigh Lothian and Earl R. Perkins. There are three child actors cast in each role, appearing in rotation throughout the 8-show a week performance schedule. 

Gillian Lynne Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

Customer reviews

Our Review of School of Rock

4/5

Andrew Lloyd Webber is on another roll right now. The undisputed King of the West End musical has just seen his 1971 show Jesus Christ Superstar win this year's Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical (for the summer revival at the Open Air Theatre that has now announced it is to return there in 2017) and The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 30th anniversary in the West End last month. Read more

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Hear’Say singer Noel Sullivan will take on the lead role of Dewey Finn in the West End production of School of Rock, as new casting for the show has been announced. Sullivan will take over from Craig Gallivan on 19th August. While his career began as a member of the band which had hits with songs like “Pure and Simple” and “The Way To Your Love”, he has appeared on stage in UK tours of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and It’s Only Life at the...
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Wednesday, 07 November, 2018
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Monday, 23 October, 2017
A new West End cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical School of Rock has been announced. The cast, which started rehearsals today, includes alternate Stephen Leask stepping up to lead the cast in the the role of Dewey Finn, a lazy layabout who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a rock band which his class of 10-year olds, from 15th November. Alan Pearson will play Ned Schneebly, Dewey’s friend and the teacher Dewey pretends to be, with current ensemble member...
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