School of Rock

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?

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 incudes 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!

Read our review of School of Rock and book your tickets today!

School of Rock running time: 
2 hours 30 minutes (Including one interval)
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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.

Ages 5+
Book by Julian Fellowes
The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization
Laurence Connor
Songs by:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Natasha Katz
Anna Louizos
JoAnn M. Hunter
Anna Louizos
Cast list:
Stephen Leask (Dewey Finn), Alan Pearson (Ned Schneebly), Michelle Francis (Patty Di Marco), Florence Andrews (Rosalie Mullins), Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins with swings, Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair. There are three child actors cast in each role, appearing in rotation throughout the 8-show a week performance schedule.

Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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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... Read more

Latest School of Rock News & Features

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New West End cast announced for School of Rock
Friday, July 13, 2018

A new cast has been announced for the West End production of School of Rock, which enters its third year in London this September. Taking over on 22nd August, the lead role of Dewey Finn, a wannabe rockstar who poses as a substitute teacher to form a band with a class of kids, will be played by Craig Gallivan. Laura Tebbutt joins the cast to play the school’s principal Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson will play Ned Schneebly and Michelle Francis will play Patty DiMarco. Jake Sharp will play the part of Dewey Finn at certain performances.

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New cast announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock in the West End
Monday, October 23, 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.

Interview with School of Rock's Gary Trainor and Preeya Kalidas
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

After bursting onto the West End stage late last year Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest Olivier Award-winning musical School of Rock has quickly gone on to inspire audiences, commanding return visitors and bringing new audiences to musical theatre. Based on the popular film of the same name starring Jack Black the musical features an exceptionally talented cast of adult and child performers who bring this powerful story of 'sticking it to the man' to the stage.

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