Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical School Of Rock will open at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016.
The musical is based on the film of the same name starring Jack Black which opened on Broadway to critical acclaim. The show garnered 20 Broadway Theatre Awards nominations including four Tony Nominations – Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
Down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist 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 and music supervision by John Rigby.
The nationwide search is underway to find the three teams of thirteen young performers who will join the cast to rock out live on stage each night.