For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battle of the Bands. If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show. On the flip side, don’t go in expecting big surprises.
School of Rock is one of those cult films that is genuinely wonderful. Funny, sweet and a crowd pleaser, the 2003 Jack Black hit transfers well to the stage and provides an entertaining night out for all ages.
It’s Melbourne’s turn to climb to the top of Mount Rock, as feel-good phenomenon School of Rock makes its blistering Australian debut.
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, James Graham’s Ink and the National’s revival of Sondheim’s Follies dominate the shortlists for the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Stephen Leask, having played the role of alternate Dewey since May this year, will now lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 15 November 2017, as the show enters its second year in the West End, with TV star Craig Gallivan as alternate Dewey and other new adult cast members.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical announces that Gary Trainor, having played the role of alternate Dewey since the show’s London premiere, will lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 17 May 2017.
The winners of the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 9 April 2017) at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The biggest awards yet, the ceremony was hosted by Jason Manford. This year’s ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 11 April at 8:00pm. Viewers outside the UK will …
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child becomes the most nominated new play in Olivier history, with 11 nominations. Full 2017 Olivier Award shortlists announced today
Having recently twice smashed the house record at the New London Theatre, today, 9 January 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL announces the show is extending booking for a second time since its official opening. Tickets are now available to 28 May 2017.
Ahead of rounding up various publications #theatre2016 highlights, I’m taking a moment to reflect on my own theatregoing year and my favourite plays, musicals, performances and other events.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical last week smashed box office records on both sides of the Atlantic – and is set to break them again this week.
2016 is coming to an end and to celebrate another year, Emma Clarendon names some of her favourite shows of the year, including Aladdin, Dreamgirls and The Libertine.
As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the most popular contributions from our 20+ syndicate Mates bloggers from the month just closed. What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Any surprises?
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of School of Rock – The Musical announces the show will be extending booking at the New London Theatre to 9 April 2017. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, School of Rock – The Musical opened earlier this week to rave reviews.
After proving to be a great success on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical School of Rock, based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black, has finally hit London. Here are five good reasons to be excited about its arrival
Here’s everything you need to know about last night’s West End premiere of School of Rock: The Musical in a nutshell: Andrew Lloyd Webber has a monster hit on his hands; the show is both a return to hit factory form for the Lord and also not at all what you’d expect from a Lord; David Fynn as Dewey Finn (that’s still tough to keep straight) is very good and the kids (who they all play their own instruments) are absolutely phenomenal (and they all play their own instruments).
Result: the wildest bunch of swirling, stamping, joyful muppets on a London stage since Matilda, and an irresistible, feel-very-good-indeed show.
Immature, entertaining and energetic are probably the best words to sum up Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, transferring from Broadway.
School of Rock is a cheerily appealing slice of musical theatre. And with a seemingly endless roll call of talented youngsters who, as we’re reminded at the beginning and the end of the show, play all their own instruments live, shows off a wealth of emerging British musical theatre talent.
Andrew Lloyd Webber announces David Fynn is to lead the London cast of School of Rock – The Musical as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn. Lloyd Webber’s West End production will begin previews at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016 with opening night on 14 November 2016, School of Rock – The Musical is initially booking to 12 February 2017.
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