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The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

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Why See School of Rock?

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Are you ready to rock?

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling lead character Dewey Finn, the substitute teacher with rock stardom on his mind. When his own efforts to take on the world fail, he turns to his new class, who happen to be more than a little handy when it comes to musical instruments!

This new production mixes songs from the movie with brand new songs by the iconic composer and lyricist Glenn Slater, oh, and the book comes from Julian Fellowes, the writer of a "relatively unknown" TV show called Downtown Abbey. Nope, we've never heard of it either....


Rock star wannabe Dewey Finn is down on his luck. He's just been kicked out of own band No Vacancy for his over enthusiastic on-stage antics, and his landlord is threatening conviction unless he coughs up his overdue rent. Desperate for money, he disguises himself as a substitute music teacher to land a position at a well-to-do prep school.

When he meets his new class, a bunch of smart-talking kids who happen to be more than a little handy when it comes to musical instruments, an idea begins to form. A local Battle of the Bands competition is looming, featuring none other than No Vacancy, and Dewey sees a chance for both revenge and a proper shot at rock stardom!

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Opening night: 24 June 2018


Recommended for ages eight and older. Please be advised that children under the age of four will not be permitted into the theatre, and every person who enters the theatre will require their own ticket.

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative


Adult Cast
Stephen Leask as Dewey Finn
Craig Gallivan as Dewey Finn (from August 22)
Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins
Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins (from August 22)
Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly
Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco
Craig Gallivan as alternate Dewey Finn
Nick Butcher as Doug/Mr. Spencer
Cassandra McCowan as Mrs. Turner
Jessica Louise Parkinson as Mrs Hathaway
Andy Rees as Mr. Mooneyham/Snake
Cameron Sharp as Theo 
Jake Sharp as Stanley/Mr. Williams
James Smoker as Gabe/Mr. Ward
Wendy Somerville as Ms. Sheinkopf
Andrew Spillett as Drumer/Police Officer
Hannah Stratton as Mrs. Bingham 
Alex Tomkins as Mr. Wagner/Billy's Dad/Jeff

Children Cast (until August 21)
Joseph Black, Archie Lewis, and Harry Vallance as Billy
Imogen Bowden, Eliza Cowdery, and Audrey Newman as Katie
Santiago Cerchione, Jack Goodacre, and Phoenix Taylor as Zack 
Darcy Dennis, Navaeah Hoath, and Teri Ofon as Sophie
Siam Elvidge, Annabel Gracey, and Jacob Swann as Freddy
Johnny Evans-Hutchison, Cole Lam, and Milano Preson as Lawrence
Tia Figgett, Nerys Obeng, and Jasmine Sakyiama as Tomika
Stella Haden, Caoimhe Judd, and Aaliyah Monk as Summer
Miami Holness, Saffron Pennycooke, and Aaylia Rose as Shonelle
Stanley Jarvis, Nathan Reeve, and Josh White as James
Romaie Jija-Wakeham, Ellie Wilcox, and Grace Wood as Marcy
Austin Kindler, Cody Molke, and Nicolas Ong as Mason
Dylan Miles-Davis, Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov as Matthew

Children Cast (from August 22)
Albert Atack, Amos Mayland, and Oscar Rice as Zack 
Jamal Ahmed, Jasper Bew, and Nayan Gupta as Freddy
Noah Gupta-Wright, Alfie Humphreys, and Tom Kochalski as Lawrence
Carys John, Amelie Leatherland, and Ellie Wilcox as Katie
Jack Gale, Jakub Kopec, and Jensen York as Billy 
Amelie Green, Anya Hewett, and Eibhleann Rose McCormack as Summer
Kaylah Black, Sarah Sheen, and Charis Claresta Tetteh as Tomika
Adam Djazel, Harley Gallacher, and Stanley Voss as James
Calypso Bailey, Ellie Kit Jones and Shani Roberts as Marcy
Harry Linacre Brown, Charlie Gallacher, and Samuelle John-Brown as Mason
Jasmine Brightmore, Lia Summer Higgs, Shaye Temple as Shonelle
Zoe Coleman, Aoife Connelly, and Frankie-Mae Garner as Sophie


Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Laurence Connor,
Choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter
Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Mick Potter
Music Supervision by Ethan Popp.


What's On Stage Awards 2017
Best Musical

Olivier Award 2017

Outstanding Achievement in Music

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What we thought

Loud FAMILY fun

Andrew Lloyd Webber has rediscovered his mojo in this delightful rock romp.

After the freefall that was Stephen Ward and the general groan that met the Cats revival last summer, one can be forgiven for greeting the news of this adaptation with a little schadenfreude, but even the most begrudging observer has to admit

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