David Fynn to reprise role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following the recent news that School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, David Fynn will reprise his performance as Dewey Finn. He'll star in the musical from 20th January for the show's final weeks, with a final performance on 1st March.

David Fynn to play Dewey Finn

Fynn will return to the Gillian Lynne Theatre to reprise the role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock from 20th January. He previously originated the role in the West End, earning an Olivier Award nomination for best actor in a musical in 2017. He's also starred in National Theatre productions of She Stoops to Conquer and Romeo and Juliet, as well as After the Party and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Donmar Warehouse.

School of Rock cast

David Fynn will join the School of Rock company, which stars Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Mark Anderson as Ned Schneebly and Rebecca LaChance as Patty Di Marco. The adult cast is completed by Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ryan Bearpark, Rob Falconer, Kelly Hampson, Suzie McAdam, Richard Morse, Jayde Nelson, Andy Rees, Alex Tomkins, James Wolstenholme and Benjamin Yates.

There are three casts of children made up of twelve in each team, who make up Dewey's band.

School of Rock closing in the West End

School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre to make way for the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella. Since preview performances of School of Rock began on 14th October 2016, the stage adaptation of the rock-comedy film has been performed over 1,400 times.

About School of Rock

When wannabe star Dewey Finn is kicked out of his band, he's unsure of how he'll make ends meet. But, when he poses as substitute teacher Ned Schneebly, he moulds a class of prep school kids into a rock band to compete in a local competition. Will they be able to win Battle of the Bands without anyone else knowing?

School of Rock features a book by Julian Fellowes, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton praised "Julian Fellowes's witty, knowing book", saying that "You cannot fail to be charmed and exhilarated, by turns."

School of Rock tickets

School of Rock is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre to 1st March 2020.

School of Rock tickets are on sale now.

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