Spice Girl Mel C rocks out at the New London Theatre
Last night at the New London Theatre, my favourite Spice Girl, Mel C joined the West End cast of School of Rock the Musical, and surprised the audience with a performance of the Spice Girls hit Wannabe. For her surprise performance, she was joined by the kids from the musical as well as David Fynn who plays leading man Dewy Finn. Following a standing ovation for the show, the audience stayed on their feet for Mel’s performance accompanied by the cast of School of Rock The Musical, which brought the house down.
For a third time since its West End premiere Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of School of Rock – The Musical recently announced a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the record breaking West End production of School of Rock – The Musical opened to rave reviews in November 2016. In New York, the Broadway production, now in its second year, continues to play to packed houses at the Winter Garden Theater.
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 10 year old 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?
Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock – The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, 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 is playing at the New London Theatre until 15 January 2018. Book tickets
Photos: Craig Sugden