school of rock
Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock – The Musical is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, music supervision by Ethan Popp and hair design by Josh Marquette.

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends mee. There he turns a class of straight A pupils into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock band. When he discovers their musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands but can he get them to the competition without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Stephen Leask is leading the London cast as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn/Craig Gallivan from 22nd August.   He will be joined by Rosanna Hyland  as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson  as Ned Scneebly and Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marc0.

With ensemble members Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins with swings, Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair.

Cast change from 22nd August: Welsh actor Craig Gallivan is to take over the role of substitute teacher and wannabe rocker Dewey Finn. He joins the show with Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty DiMarco and Jake Sharp who will play Dewey Finn at certain performances.

The remaining adult cast are John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Richard Morse, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins and James Wolstenholme with swings Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris and Andy Prosser

The three teams of twelve kids (that make up Dewey's band), who will perform in the show from the same date are as follows:

Albert Atack , Amos Mayland and Oscar Rice will play Zack; Jamal Ahmed , Jasper Bew and Nayan Gupta will play Freddy; Noah Gupta-Wright, Alfie Humphreys and Tom Kochalski will play Lawrence.

Carys John, Amelie Leatherland and Ellie Wilcox will play Katie; Jack Gale Jakub Kopec and Jensen York will play Billy.

Amelie Green, Anya Hewett and Éibhleann Rose McCormack will play Summer; Kaylah Black , Sara Sheen and Charis Claresta Tetteh will play Tomika; Adam Djazel , Harley Gallacher and Stanley Voss will play James.

Calypso Bailey, Ellie Kit Jones and Shani Roberts will play Marcy; Harry Linacre Brown , Charlie Gallacher and Samuelle John-Brown will play Mason; Jasmine Brightmore , Lia Summer Higgs and Shaye Temple will play Shonelle; Zoe Coleman , Aoife Connelly and Frankie-Mae Garner will play Sophie.

The three teams of thirteen children alternating in the following roles of the children in the band are: Jacob Swann, Annabel Gracey and Siam Elvidge/ Freddy; Santiago Cerchione, Phoenix Taylor and Jack Goodacre / Zack; Eliza Cowdery, Imogen Bowden and Audrey Newman/Katie; Cole Lam, Milano Preston and Johnny Evans-Hutchison / Lawrence; Joseph Black, Harry Vallance and Archie Lewis / Billy and Aaliyah Monk, Stella Haden and Caoimhe Judd /Summer.

In addition, Tia Figgett, Jasmine Sakyiama and Nerys Obeng will play Tomika; Nathan Reeve, Stanley Jarvis and Josh White will play James; Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov and Dylan Miles-Davis will play Matthew; Ellie Wilcox, Romanie Jija-Wakeham and Grace Wood who play Marcy; Cody Molko, Austin Kindler and Nicolas Ong who play Mason; Saffron Pennycooke, Aaylia Rose and Miami Holness will play Shonelle; Teri Ofon, Navaeah Hoath and Darcy Dennis will play Sophie.

Buy tickets for School of Rock which is booking to 20th October 2019.

show timesMonday-Saturday 7:30 pm / Matinees Saturday at 2:30 pm & Sunday at 3:00 pm Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)



Gillian Lynne Theatre
166 Drury Lane,
London WC2B 5PW

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Tube & Train:Charing Cross, Holborn or Covent Garden
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
Buses to the Holborn area use: 1, 59, 68, 134, 168, 171, 188, 243, X68
nearest car park

24hr Chinatown car park (20 Newport Place,WC2H 7PR). Here parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theatre


Infra-red system with headsets and neckloops. Induction loop at Box Office. Headsets available in foyer.
Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium, staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager’s office.
No steps through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office to the right with lowered counter. Escalator up from the main foyer to the mezzanine level and then a further 32 steps up to the Stalls, or 41 to the rear Stalls. 65 steps up to the Dress Circle (threesteep steps between rows). Venue is carpeted throughout and all staircases are highlighted with handrails on either side.  Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance..
Adapted toilet en route from the lifts to the auditorium..