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In 2003, Jack Black, Mike White, and a host of talented pre-teens made instantly-quotable movie magic in School Of Rock, an amplified comedy caper in which amateur rock enthusiast Dewey Finn impersonates his friend and becomes an unorthodox substitute teacher. Twelve years later, the beloved adventure jumped off the screen and onto the stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit Broadway musical. A West End transfer soon followed - running for four years, the London production closes its doors in March 2020, giving way to the hotly anticipated UK tour.
A bonafide musical theatre phenomenon, the School of Rock stage franchise has been met with universal adoration, spawning tours all over the world including China and South Africa. This is thanks to work by a stellar creative team including Tony-winning lyricist Glenn Slater and Oscar-winning playwright Julian Fellowes amongst others. Bursting with rebellion, wit, and heart, this is one for young adults who grew up with the film and new fans alike!
The rollicking rock and roll adventure begins when down-on-his-luck rock god wannabe Dewey Finn is kicked out of No Vacancy, the band he started, for trying to upstage the lead singer. Things get much worse when his roommate Ned and Ned's domineering girlfriend Patti demand the rent he owes, and to top it off, he's fired from his job at the record store. When he gets a phone call from the prestigious Horace Green Prep School, Dewey assumes Ned's identity and begins to teach at the school. Soon realizing the kids are pretty talented, he hatches a plan to win a local Battle of the Bands competition that may not go down too well with the school board.
Opening night: 29 March 2021
Please note: The above images are from the West End production of School of Rock.
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