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School of Rock the Musical extends booking at the New London Theatre
The hit musical extends booking.
The West End production officially opened on Tuesday 15 November 2016 to strong reviews: "This is a show that is above all a lot of fun. I watched it beaming throughout" (LondonTheatre.co.uk); "This is Lloyd Webber’s most exuberant show in years" (The Guardian); "The most enjoyable few hours money can buy" (Telegraph); "a performance of explosive energy" (Independent).
David Fynn stars as Dewey Finn alongside Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco. They are joined on stage at each performance by one of three teams of thirteen young performers who make up Dewey’s band.
"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?"
School of Rock features music from the film, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. Directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter it features 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 tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.