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Andrew Lloyd Webber announces cast for School of Rock the Musical
Cast announced for London production.
Today, composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the full cast for his upcoming London premiere of School of Rock - the Musical which begins previews at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016 with opening night on 14 November 2016, where it is initially booking to 12 February 2017.
David Fynn will lead the London company in the role of Dewey Finn, the part made famous by Jack Black in the film. He will be joined by Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco.
The ‘grown up’ cast will also feature Gary Trainor as the alternate Dewey alongside ensemble members Jonathan Bourne, Nadeem Crowe, Michelle Francis, Rosanna Hyland, Cassandra McCowan, Joel Montague, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Tasha Sheridan, Andrew Spillett and Lucy Vandi and swings, Charlotte Bradford, Jason Denton, Cellen Chugg James, Chris Jenkins, Alfie Parker and Charlotte Scott.
"Based on the iconic hit movie and with a rocking new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock – The Musical follows slacker and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn turn a class of straight-A students into an ear popping, riff scorching, all conquering rock band! Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet, and when he discovers his fifth graders’ musical talents, he enlists his class to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. As Dewey falls for the beautiful headmistress, can he and his students keep this special assignment secret as they learn to fully embrace the power of rock?"
The child cast will include three sets of young performers who alternate in the roles.
Tom Abisgold, Toby Lee, Jake Slack (Zach), Bailey Cassell, Jude Harper-Wrobel and Noah Key (Freddy), Giles Carden, Oscar Francisco, James Lawson (Lawrence), Selma Hansen, Lois Jenkins Sophia Pettit (Katie), Isabelle Methven, Lucy Simmonds, Eva Trodd (Summer), Madeleine Haynes, Leah Levman, Natasha Raphael (Marcy), Jaydah Bell-Ricketts, Shoshana Ezequiel, Amelia Poggenpoel (Shonelle), Lola Moxom, Mia Roberts, Grace Schnieder (Sophia), Nicole Dube, Amma Ris, Adithi Sujith (Tomika), Jobe Hart, Joshua Vaughan, Logan Walmsley (Billy), Presley Charman, Lucas Chow, Ben Dawson (Mason). Bradley Bissett, Denzel Eboji, Sonny Kirby (Mason), Zachary Dowlatshahi,Harry Egerton, Jacob Swann (Madison).
David Fynn's television credits include 'The Inbetweeners', 'Sherlock', 'Game of Thrones', and 'Pete vs Life'. On stage he has appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and at the Donmar Warehouse in their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. It is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, music supervision by John Rigby with Matt Smith as musical director.
School of Rock — The Musical is produced in the West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group and Warner Music Group & Access Industries with Madeleine Lloyd Webber as Executive Producer.