About the showThe hugely anticipated musical adaptation of School of Rock hit the West End in 2016 at the New London Theatre.
Based on the classic 2003 film of the same name, the show transfers to London following a critically acclaimed Broadway run that not only received a fistful of Tony Award-nominations, but also the praise of its original movie star, Jack Black – “I laughed. I cried. I rocked!”.
Not only does this new adaptation contain all the brilliant songs of the original movie, but musical theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has also composed 14 original songs to set this new version alight. With book written by Julian Fellowes (Mary Poppins, Downton Abbey & Gosford Park) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Disney’s Tangled, The Little Mermaid & Love Never Dies), School of Rock – The Musical is brought to you by one of the strongest creative teams in musical theatre history.
School of Rock – The Musical follows failed wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, as he decides to steal the identity and life of his friend Ned Schneebly, in order to make a quick buck after being kicked out of his own band. Taking on the role of substitute teacher may be daunting to some, but with rock and roll at his heart, Dewey sets out to change his straight-A prep schoolkids’ lives through the power of music.
With Dewey firing up the rebellious nature of these previously straight-edged kids, the opportunity to live out his dreams through them and enter the local Battle of the Bands competition is too good to resist. But with a group of very conventional parents and a strict principle, who he may have fallen in love with, will he be able to pull it off?
David Fynn, best known for his TV credits which include Sherlock, The Inbetweeners and Game of Thrones) takes the lead role of Dewey, with Florence Andrews (Miss Atomic Bomb, A Little Night Music) as Rosalie Mullins. The cast also features Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco.
Come and learn how to stick it to the man in the West End with some completely off the curriculum classes, taught by one of the greatest (or worst – depending on your perspective) supply teachers to have ever existed. School of Rock – The Musical officially opened at the New London Theatre in November 2016, with performances having began on 24th October.
Who Should See It?School of Rock – The Musical is not only just perfect for lovers of the original film, but also anyone wanting to laugh, cry and rock.
With Andrew Lloyd Webber being behind this musical adaptation of the original film, fans of his work will be able to experience his trademark brilliance.