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School of Rock to embark on UK Tour 2021

School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning West End show announces the schedule for its major UK and Ireland 2021/22 tour.

Toby Lee (Zack) in School of Rock The Musical. Photo credit Tristram Kenton
Toby Lee (Zack) in School of Rock The Musical. Photo credit Tristram Kenton

Auditions are in full swing, but who will stick it to the man? Full casting will follow later this summer, but in the meantime go wild for our super-talented young auditionees as they rock out with some killer shred guitar and perfect their stage moves in a new video recorded at the London Palladium.

Based on the hilarious hit movie, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy!

While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses.

The production opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in December 2015 before quickly transferring to the West End and opening at the New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre) in November 2016 to 5-star reviews and widespread critical acclaim. It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The Australian production opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne in October 2018 before embarking on a national tour of China, and a short season in Korea, before returning back to Australia for seasons in Brisbane and Sydney.

School of Rock – The Musical features new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act) and a book by Julian Fellowes. It was originally directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium 2019) with choreography by JoAnn M.Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, with sound design by Mick-Potter.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary) and Sunset Boulevard. In New York, School of Rock – The Musical, a stage version of the movie, is currently running alongside Cats and Phantom of the Opera, equalling Lloyd Webber’s previous record of three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best-known compositions, Pie Jesu. He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the New London Theatre and the London Palladium. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997. He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.

School of Rock has a book by Julian Fellowes, for which he received a Tony nomination. Julian the creator, writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit TV series Downton Abbey, which has received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15, including two awards for Fellowes.

Casting for the UK Touring production is to be announced.

The UK & Ireland Tour of School of Rock – The Musical is produced by David Ian Productions.

SCHOOL OF ROCK
2021/22 TOUR DATES

Tue 7 – Sat 18 Sept
Hull New Theatre
Box Office: 01482 300 306
www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Sept
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Box Office: 01902 429212
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Mon 27 Sept – Sat 2 Oct
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Box Office: 0844 871 7645
Book Tickets for New Victoria Theatre

Tue 5 – Sat 9 Oct
Sunderland Empire
Box Office: 0844 871 3022
Book Tickets for Sunderland Empire

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Oct
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Box Office: 01702 351135
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Oct
Regent Theatre, Stoke
Box Office: 0844 871 7649
Book Regent Theatre Stoke

Mon 25 – Sat 30 Oct
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Box Office: 01274 432 2000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

Mon 1 – Sat 6 Nov
Derngate Theatre, Northampton
Box Office: 01604 624811
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Tue 9 – Sat 13 Nov
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Box Office: 028 9024 1919
www.goh.co.uk

Tue 16 – Sat 20 Nov
Concert Hall, Nottingham
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
www.trch.co.uk

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Nov
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Box Office: 01492 872 000
www.venuecymru.co.uk

Tue 30 – Sat 4 Dec
Princess Theatre, Torquay
Box Office: 0333 009 6690
Princess Theatre Torquay

Mon 13 Dec – Sat 1 Jan 2022
New Oxford Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3020
Book New Theatre Oxford

Tue 4 – Sat 15 Jan
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Box Office: 0844 871 3019
Palace Theatre Manchester

Mon 17 – Sat 22 Jan
The Hawth, Crawley
Box Office: 01293 553 363
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jan
Edinburgh Playhouse
Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Edinburgh Playhouse Tickets

Mon 31 Jan – Sat 5 Feb
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Box office: 0844 871 3011
Alexandra Theatre

Tue 8 – Sat 12 Feb
Milton Keynes
Box Office: 0844 871 7652
Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 15 – Sat 19 Feb
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Box Office: 01224 641122
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tue 22 – Sat 26 Feb
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Box Office: 01473 433 100
www.ipswichtheatres.co.uk

Mon 7 – Sat 12 March
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Box Office: 0844 871 7648
King’s Theatre Glasgow

Tue 15 – Sat 19 March
Norwich Theatre Royal
Box Office: 01603 630 000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Mon 21 March – Sat 26 March
New Wimbledon Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
New Wimbledon Theatre

Mon 28 March – Sat 2 April
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Mon 4 – Sat 9 April
Grand Theatre, Leeds
Box Office: 0844 848 2700
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

Tue 12 – Sat 16 April
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Box Office: 01323 412 000
www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Tue 19 – Sat 30 April
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Box Office: 01227 787787
www.marlowetheatre.com

Tue 3 – Sat 7 May
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Box Office: 01752 267 222
www.theatreroyal.com

Tue 10 – Sat 14 May
Bristol Hippodrome
Box Office: 0844 871 3012
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre Tickets

Mon 16 – Sat 21 May
Wales Millenium Centre
Box Office: 029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk

Mon 23 – Sat 28 May
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Box Office: 01322 220000
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Mon 30 May- Sat 4 June
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Box Office: 0116 242 3595
www.curveonline.co.uk

Tue 21 June – Sat 2 July
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
Box Office: 00 353 1 677 7999
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Tue 5 – Sat 9 July
Liverpool Empire
Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool Empire Theatre Tickets

Mon 18 – Sat 23 July
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
www.mayflower.org.uk

Mon 25 July – Sat 6 Aug
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Box Office: 0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

8 – Sat 13 Aug
Bournemouth Pavilion
Box Office: 0300 500 0595
www.bhlivetickets.co.uk

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