Winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, School of Rock the musical has truly landed in London's West End. Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a … [Read more...]
The Gillian Lynne Theatre London School of Rock Tickets
The Gillian Lynne Theatre, formerly known as the New London Theatre before it was renamed after the legendary West End choreographer, is currently home to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock.
Based on the hit Jack Black film, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation School Of Rock - The Musical is leaving audiences rocking night (with three children's bands live every night) after night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
This guitar-thrashing, drum-rolling, rip-roaring celebration of the power of rock, tells the story of Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star struggling to make ends meet.
Posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, Finn discovers his students' musical talents, and opts to enlist his fifth-graders in a quest to conquer The Battle Of The Bands.
Described by Black as "a Broadway masterpiece", and the recipient of three Olivier Award nominations including Mastercard Best New Musical (winning Outstanding Achievement in Music), School Of Rock - The Musical features songs from the acclaimed movie, with new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater.
With a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Half a Sixpence) and direction from Laurence Connor (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon), this is a rollicking show guaranteed to have audiences young and old embracing the ear popping, riff scorching and all-conquering music of rebellion.
School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
School of Rock opens with an announcement from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. He said he is asked all the time whether the children really do play their instruments live. "The answer is an emphatic yes, they do." Already, the audience was cheering. Our world needs a bit of the feel-good factor at the moment, and this is the ultimate feel-good musical. The … [Read more...]
I can only presume the rehearsal period for School of Rock The Musical was nothing short of intense for its youngest stars, of whom there are many, thanks to regulations on the working hours of children in this country, disliked by the show’s composer and producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, as it prevents star billing for the children’s band. I can see his line of … [Read more...]
School of Rock burst onto London's scene today with their launch at the New London Theatre. School of Rock in London has some big shoes to fill if it is to live up to its reputation on Broadway with over 1/2 million people having seen it already on Broadway. The show is based on the film, of the same name starring Jack Black with previews beginning on the 24th … [Read more...]
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