Having recently twice smashed the house record at the New London Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of School of Rock – The Musical announces the show is extending booking by seven weeks. Tickets are now available to 28 May 2017. Book here
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, the West End production of School of Rock – The Musical opened to rave reviews in November last year and last month broke the box office record at the 1000 seat New London Theatre previously held by War Horse. Concurrently on Broadway, all three of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals rang in the New Year with record-breaking sales – School of Rock – The Musical, now in its second year, smashed house records at the Winter Garden theatre as did The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic and Cats at the Neil Simon.
The adult West End cast of School of Rock – The Musical is led by comedy star David Fynn as Dewey Finn with 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. The ‘grown up’ cast is completed by Gary Trainor as the alternate Dewey with ensemble members Jonathan Bourne, Nadeem Crowe, Michelle Francis, Rosanna Hyland, Cassandra McCowan, Joel Montague, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Tasha Sheridan, Andrew Spillett and Lucy Vandi and swings, Charlotte Bradford, Jason Denton, Cellen Chugg Jones and Alfie Parker.
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?
Best seats for £10.00 are available every Wednesday evening an hour before curtain to purchase as part of the School of Rock – The Musical Student Rush scheme. These tickets are only available in person from the New London Theatre Box Office.
REVIEW: SCHOOL OF ROCK (New London Theatre) ★★★★
Photo: Tristram Kenton