Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that David Flynn will play the coveted role of Dewey Finn in the upcoming London production of School Of Rock at the New London Theatre. Flynn has been seen in The Inbetweeners, Sherlock and Game Of Thrones, he appeared in the Donmar’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Book now for School of Rock David Flynn is joined by Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco. School Of Rock is based on the 2003 film of the same name, which starred Jack Black. The stage musical features a rocking new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock – The Musical follows slacker and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn turn a class of straight-A students into an ear popping, riff scorching, all conquering … Read more
A great new trailer for Bend It Like Beckham The Musical is now online. Bend It Like Beckham The Musical is a celebratory fusion of culture, music, emotions and fun, bursting with warmth, humour and heart. Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life: live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenager is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of unexpected opportunities opens up before her. But as her sister’s traditional Indian wedding approaches, can she keep her family happy and still follow her dreams? The cast is led by Natalie Dew who plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula … Read more
Act Two is practically perfect. It starts with a fabulous number for the girls, Glorious, and it never looks back. It’s full of great music from Goodall and the range of styles he covers is significant. He uses Punjabi tunes effectively, there is a terrific solo for Jules’s mother, There She Goes, a melodious duet which is gentle and joyful, Bend It, then a stirring quintet and an overwhelmingly joyous piece which celebrates the wedding of Pinky and Teetu in contrapuntal tandem with the celebration of the football grand final win. By the time the second Act is over, the longeurs of the first have been brushed aside, and the infectious sense of harmony and happiness is irrepressible.
https://youtu.be/jAkqc-O1lfI Before rehearsals began, the West End cast of the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham took to the streets of Southall, West London where the musical is set to produce this song from the show. Natalie Dew plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Ronni Ancona will play Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra. London previews for Bend It Like Beckham begin on May 15. Tickets are on sale now.