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School of Rock The Musical celebrates 500 performances in the West End

Stephen Leask (Dewey Finn) and the Cast of School of Rock the Musical. Photo by Tristram Kenton
Stephen Leask (Dewey Finn) and the Cast of School of Rock the Musical. Photo by Tristram Kenton

This evening (30th December 2017) the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical celebrated 500 performances at the New London Theatre (Gillian Lynne Theatre from 1st May 2018). The kids and adult cast gathered on stage before the milestone performance to celebrate the show’s achievement.

School of Rock – The Musical opened in the West End in November 2016 to rave reviews and has since been the recipient of multiple theatrical awards, including the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. School of Rock – The Musical is currently booking until 13th January 2019 and in 2018 will continue its nationwide kids’ auditions Leeds, Bristol, Manchester and London.

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?

The kids and adult cast gathered on stage before the milestone performance to celebrate the show’s achievement.
The kids and adult cast gathered on stage before the milestone performance to celebrate the show’s achievement.

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 – The Musical is produced in the West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group and Warner Music Group & Access Industries with Madeleine Lloyd Webber as Executive Producer.

LISTINGS INFORMATION
New London Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW
Dates: currently booking to 13th January 2019
Running time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

School of Rock – The Musical (Original Cast Recording)

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