About School of Rock

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Having opened to great acclaim on Broadway in December 2015, School of Rock has landed at the Gillian Lynne Theatre! Featuring a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, this show invites you to bring your air guitar and unleash your inner rock god! With a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), the irresistibly funny School of Rock has moments of genuine sincerity, packing an emotional punch alongside enough rollicking guitar riffs to melt your face off! This is combined with the talent of 13 children who form the West End’s first kids rock band, all playing their instruments live on stage – they really can rock! Winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, London is rocking out to School of Rock!

WHO'S IN IT?: SCHOOL OF ROCK CAST

Stephen Leask leads the cast as Dewey Finn. 

Joining Leask are Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco and Craig Gallivan as the alternate Dewey Finn.  Florence Andrews plays Rosalie Mullins alongside the three teams of thirteen kids who make up Dewey’s band.  The ‘grown up’ cast is completed by ensemble members Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins with swings, Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair.

There are three child actors cast in each role, appearing in rotation throughout the 8-show a week performance schedule. 

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What's the story?

Based on the hugely successful 2003 movie, School of Rock tells the story of Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck, wannabe rock star. In a moment of madness, Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at Horace Green, a prestigious New York prep school, in order to earn a few extra bucks. With no interest in arithmetic, academia or A-grades, Dewey struggles to fit in at Horace Green – until he discovers his pupils’ musical talents. Creating his own curriculum, Dewey focuses on guitar-shredding, bass-slapping and mic-dropping, and transforms these pint-sized prodigies into a mind-blowing rock band. To fulfil his life-long dream, he enlists the electric ensemble in the Battle of the Bands – but can he get them to win the competition without their disapproving parents and uptight Principal finding out?

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School of Rock Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 27-May-2018 to 13-Jan-2019

Mon
  • 19:30
Tue
  • -
Wed
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • 15:30

Gillian Lynne Theatre formerly known as the New London Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is School of Rock?

166 Drury Lane London WC2B 5PW
  • Nearest Bus stop: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
  • Parking: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

  • Nearest Station: King's Cross St Pancras

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible