Last Updated on 10th January 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School Of Rock the musical is to play its last performance at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1 March 2020.
School Of Rock will end its run at the Gillian Lynne Theatre having played more than 1400 performances.
The show has now been seen by over 1.3 million theatregoers and was critically acclaimed and a recipient of an Olivier Award.
Since opening the show has also welcomed over 100 young actor-musicians to the kids cast of the show, who play their instruments live at every performance.
Andrew Lloyd Webber further said: “I’ve been thrilled by School of Rock’s success around the world, especially in the West End. I’m very glad that so many kids have seen the show and been inspired to pick up an instrument and take up music after seeing what our young performers do live every night. There are local language productions now planned around the world, and I’m particularly keen to see the Chinese kids band rock out in due course!”
School Of Rock featured a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes and the original songs from the movie.
Following School of Rock’s departure from the Gillian Lynne Theatre, owners LW Theatres will carry out internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets, refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as the potential increase in seating capacity on the circle level of the theatre.
Following the renovations Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical version of Cinderella will have its World Premiere at the theatre in September 2020.
School Of Rock will undertake a major UK tour launching in February 2021.