Audiences cannot get enough of adaptations from the big screen and with that in mind 2016 brings a show that is bound to put smiles on the faces of audiences across the West End.
School Of Rock, the famous Jack Black film from 2003, is ripe for musical theatre treatment, with its story of a fake substitute teacher turning his students into rock legends providing great material for a memorable West End show.
And who better to bring it all to life than the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber? He provides the music for what is bound to be one of the most talked-about musicals of the decade!
Dewey Finn (the character played by Jack Black in the film version) is a down on his luck musician. He is jobless and has just been kicked out of his band, with little hope on the horizon, so when he is given the opportunity to become a substitute teacher he goes for it. Sure, he pretends to be his roommate in the process and knows nothing about teaching, but he gives it a go anyway. But when the curriculum proves to be outside of his skill-set, he falls back on his music skills in an effort to create a band of schoolchildren who can compete in a battle of the bands.
The original film contained songs of its own and some of those make it into this stage version, but they are also joined by new numbers penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer) and Glenn Slater (lyricist). It means that audiences have plenty of things old and new to sink their teeth into when the show opens at the New London theatre, with songs such as You’re In The Band, School Of Rock and Math Is A Wonderful Things to name but a few.
The production has already taken Broadway by storm, with Tony Award nominations and critically acclaim sure to propel it to West End success. If you’re looking for a great night in the West End, you can’t go too wrong with School Of Rock!
School Of Rocks opens at the New London Theatre on Monday 14th November 2016 (previews from Monday 24th October 2016).
Did You Know?
• The world premiere of the show took place in New York at the Winter Garden Theatre in 2015.
• As well as David Fynn, the cast also includes Oliver Jackson, Florence Andrews and Michelle Francis, amongst others (correct as of January 2017).
• Before School Of Rock, David Fynn previously appeared in shows like After The Party at the Criterion Theatre and Mojo for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
• School Of Rock was nominated for four Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical (for Alex Brightman).
• The New London Theatre, where School Of Rock plays, was previously the home of War Horse from 2009 to 2016.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 29th March 2017|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 14th January 2018|
|Running Time:||2 hours & 30 minutes (Including one interval)|
|Thu:||2.30 pm and 7.30 pm|
|Sat:||2.30 pm and 7.30 pm|
|Thursday, 30 Mar, 2017||New London Theatre, London||School of Rock|
|Friday, 31 Mar, 2017||New London Theatre, London||School of Rock|
|Saturday, 01 Apr, 2017||New London Theatre, London||School of Rock|
|Sunday, 02 Apr, 2017||New London Theatre, London||School of Rock|
|Monday, 03 Apr, 2017||New London Theatre, London||School of Rock|
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