David Fynn in School Of Rock at the New London
One of the next big musical theatre productions set to open in the West End is School of Rock, based on the Jack Black film of the same name, and whilst Black won’t be appearing in the show himself there has been great anticipation regarding the one chosen to follow in his footsteps as Dewey Finn.
Well that question has now been answered as the similarly named David Fynn will be portraying the lead role. The stage and screen actor will be leading a large cast of performers at the New London theatre when the show opens in October 2016.
Audiences will be cast back to 2003 with School Of Rock as we meet the character of Dewey Finn at a particularly low point in his life. Kicked out of his band and without a job he poses as his roommate and takes up a job as a substitute teacher. But he soon realises that he is out of his depth and falls back on his skills as a musician to make the ultimate group that will win at the battle of the bands.
Along the way we hear songs familiar to audiences who saw the original film, plus some new numbers penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, ranging from Stick It To The Man and School Of Rock to Where Did The Rock Go?
Audiences are likely to recognise David Fynn as he has previously appeared in numerous television shows and made his way to the capital’s stages. His credits include Undateable, Sherlock, Big Bad World, Life’s Too Short, Mayday, Game Of Thrones, Pete Versus Life and Doctor Who, amongst many others. He also appeared in the film Leap Year and numerous stage productions for prestigious companies.
For School Of Rock he appears alongside Florence Andrews, Oliver Jackson and Preeya Kalidas in the co-lead roles of Rosalie Mullins, Ned Schneebly and Patty Di Marco.
School Of Rock is at the New London Theatre from Monday 14th November 2016 (previews from Monday 24th October 2016). Its initial booking period takes it to February 2017.