School Of Rock The Musical at New London Theatre tickets
School Of Rock The Musical at New London Theatre tickets

School Of Rock The Musical tickets from £15.75

Tickets from £15.75

Overview

After premiering on Broadway to huge acclaim, the multi-Tony Award nominated School of Rock the Musical transferred to the New London Theatre in London’s West End in 2016, earning the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music, as well as the WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical.

Based on the smash-hit 2003 film of the same name, School of Rock the Musical features 14 dazzling new songs by legendary West End composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and lyrics by Glenn Slater, who is known for his work as lyricist on Disney’s Tangled and Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies.

School of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star whose dreams have continued long after his music career has failed to take off. When a prestigious school calls up and offers a whopping sum for a supply teacher, Dewey decides to earn some extra cash by posing as his friend and flatmate Ned Schneebly. Not content with the regular curriculum, Dewey sets out to turn the group of bookish straight-A pupils into guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

With the Battle of the Bands competition on the horizon, Dewey has the chance to live out his dreams through the new generation of young rock stars - but will he be able to get them there without their parents or the school’s uptight headmistress, Rosalie, finding out?

Stephen Leask (One Man, Two Guvnors) takes the lead role of Dewey, after previously appearing as alternate Dewey, whilst Florence Andrews (Miss Atomic Bomb, A Little Night Music) plays Rosalie Mullins. Casting also includes Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly and Michelle Francis as Patty Di Marco. Adult casting also includes Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton and Alex Tomkins.

Additional casting and swings include Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan and Joshua St. Clair.

Featuring songs from the original movie, as well as over a dozen brilliant new Andrew Lloyd Webber additions, this musical delivers high octane guitar riffs and moving romance in equal measures, with Jack Black himself saying “I laughed. I cried. I rocked!”. Directed by Laurence Connor, the musical features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Mick Potter.

School of Rock the Musical officially opened on 14 November 2016, and continues to run at the New London Theatre.

Recommended for

School of Rock the Musical is a must-see for any fans of the original film! The new musical features iconic new songs, along with the side-splitting humour of the original.

If you’re not a big rock fan, don’t worry - there is far more to School of Rock than guitars and drums! It’s a musical about being young, breaking the rules and sticking it to the man!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 24 Oct 2016
Press night: 14 Nov 2016
Booking from: 23 Nov 2017
Booking until: 13 Jan 2019

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Friday 24 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 25 Nov 20172:30pm7:30pm
Sunday 26 Nov 20173:00pm--
Monday 27 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 29 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Thursday 30 Nov 20172:30pm7:30pm
Friday 01 Dec 2017--7:30pm

Location and map

New London Theatre
166 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5PW

462 Reviews Add review

I had some concerns about seeing School of Rock; I hadn’t seen the film though as The Lion King, Aladdin, Spamalot, the upcoming A... More

braintree 155cm, 35 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I had some concerns about seeing School of Rock; I hadn’t seen the film though as The Lion King, Aladdin, Spamalot, the upcoming American in Paris are amongst many screen to stage adaptations that have worked it wasn’t a valid concern, I was anxious about all the children that would be on stage but again Billy Elliott and Matilda are both shows that have excellent child actors plus America had made a shocking decision and it was going to take a lot to cheer me up. School of Rock did just that, the opening (in contrast) to Lion King feels very cold. We see a character we do not yet know performing with a band we do not care about and School of Rock doesn’t really get going until Dewey Finn (David Flynn) finds himself teaching in posh school pretending to be his teacher friend Ned Schneebly (Oliver Jackson) who he owes rent and Schneebly’s girlfriend (Preeya Kalidas, most well-known for Eastenders and Bend It Like Beckham musical) Patty isn’t willing to tolerate Dewey’s slacking any longer. This is a fantastic adaptation by Julian Fellowes more than makes up for the slow start by keeping up the energy and not expecting its audience to know the film or even much of the story. Fellowes has also created a show that I hope lots of young people will perform in clubs and schools and really get behind. Downton Abbey this isn’t! The key factor is Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of British musicals most famous composers, whilst there have been duds in recent years the Lord seems to have found his strength in returning to his rock roots and also making the decision to open School of Rock in New York, rather than London and it is a decision that has paid off. His partnership with lyricist Glenn Slater is a perfect match, especially as Slater has worked with Disney composer Alan Menken. The stand out tracks were Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins singing Where Did The Rock Go feels very Jesus Christ Superstar or even Phantom of the Opera (as well as some The Queen of the Night's Aria thrown in the first act) but the real highlight is when Flynn and the talented cast of children (who sing and play their own instruments) just rock out and look like they are having an excellent time. It feels, as my friend said, energetic and life affirming. Stick It to Man is a track I want to stomp around and sing in my bedroom. It is a great antidote to what a grim year 2016 has been. I will be amazed in Flynn isn’t nominated for Best Musical Actor this year as it is an energetic, exhausting and stunning performance and whilst I wish him a great future in School of Rock I also hope to see him in other shows as this is a talent the London stage deserves.

braintree 155cm, 35 reviews, 5 helpful votes

This is a fairly faithful adaptation of the film, with the only real deviation being the addition of songs. The songs themselves w... More

ianwarde 5"5, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a fairly faithful adaptation of the film, with the only real deviation being the addition of songs. The songs themselves were memorable and very in keeping with the 'rock' aspect of the show. All performances within the show were excellent, with the children especially, being highly impressive. All instruments are played live on stage (with some backing from the orchestra), and to see the children doing so whilst maintaining their roles is a genuine joy to watch. The set and lighting design within the show are also excellent. This is a family friendly show which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike (a couple of minor swear words are used, but very infrequently). I was unsure whether I would enjoy the show prior to attending, but found the whole piece engaging, amusing and highly enjoyable. Recommended.

ianwarde 5"5, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It's very unusual for me to see any West End show more than once, but this is the third time I have seen School of Rock, and it ju... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

It's very unusual for me to see any West End show more than once, but this is the third time I have seen School of Rock, and it just gets better every time. I think it helps that the casts rotate, so you are always seeing fresh talent on stage. For this particular performance, we saw Joel Montague (the understudy) as Dewey Finn, and he was simply awesome! I last saw him in Funny Girl, and it's astounding how much of a vocal chameleon he is. He brought something very different to the role from David Flynn, and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance as a whole. It's SO feel good and carries a brilliant message about the importance of music education. We also saw Freddy (the drummer) played by Annabel Gracey and she was AWESOME.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This show was fantastic! The music was incredible as was the dancing. Having seen and loved the film, I was scared I'd be let down... More

landoflola 5"6, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was fantastic! The music was incredible as was the dancing. Having seen and loved the film, I was scared I'd be let down , but this show was absolutely everything I could have hoped it would be and more. We were also allowed to film and take pictures during the finale which I thought was really cool and also rather peculiar as this isn't usual in the theatre (the photo of the stage is from the finale). The children playing the instruments were absolutely unreal and I'd definitely go see this again and would recommend it to anyone!

landoflola 5"6, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An absolutely exceptional show - full of pure joy and carrying a very pertinent message about the importance of Arts for young peo... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

An absolutely exceptional show - full of pure joy and carrying a very pertinent message about the importance of Arts for young people. David Fynn carries the show well as down-and-out wannabe rockstar Dewey Finn; he doesn't attempt to impersonate Jack Black and instead puts his own, dryer comedic spin on the part. Florence Andrews provides excellent support as uptight headmistress Ms Mullins, and "Where Did the Rock Go?" was a particular highlight of the evening. But it's the children who are the real stars of the show - it's such a joy to see them rock out on stage as the orchestra stand and watch to prove they are the ones playing. Surely Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest hit for years. LOVED it and would recommend to anyone.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I enjoyed the Show very much. Dewey was played by Gary Trainor, whose performance was marvellous. He had so much energy and bounce... More

ChristineDaae 5'6'', 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I enjoyed the Show very much. Dewey was played by Gary Trainor, whose performance was marvellous. He had so much energy and bounced up and down on stage and despite the moving around, his singing was good. The kids were all great and I personally was pretty impressed by their instrumental skills, especially the little guitarist. Like any Lloyd Webber Musical, School of Rock has several recurring melodies and lyrics, which makes you leave with melodies stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I would recommend it for families with kids in particular, but I too liked it very much.

ChristineDaae 5'6'', 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a brilliant production in the West End. I saw this show in the first week of previews and it has come on so much since that p... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Such a brilliant production in the West End. I saw this show in the first week of previews and it has come on so much since that point. David Fynn has settled into the role and is able to ad-lib and add a little more pizzazz. The child cast I saw were absolutely incredible, especially the little guy that played Zach, who clearly blew everyone away. You would hardly believe that Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the score for this! Brilliantly funny, toe-tapping songs and the 2 hours 30 mins completely fly by. I took a non-theatregoer and he thought it was absolutely brilliant!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

If I'm honest, the show itself probably gets 4 stars from me - I love the original film but for me this stage adaption suffers fro... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 60 reviews, 6 helpful votes

If I'm honest, the show itself probably gets 4 stars from me - I love the original film but for me this stage adaption suffers from pacing issues for the first half an hour, with scenes feeling very rushed and bitty. It isn't till ALW's brilliant song ' You're In The Band' that the show settles and hits its stride. And that is where the 5th star is earned - the kids. Because boy are they sickeningly talented and full of energy. Unsurprisingly they absolutely steal the show (as they should) and you leave the theatre on a high! All the performances were excellent, the music sounded brilliant, and the stage was very well used.

gdeacon95 6'1, 60 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Fantastic show, amazing cast and perfect for all ages of the family to enjoy (we were 2 adults with an 8 year old daughter and 14 ... More

juliette13 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show, amazing cast and perfect for all ages of the family to enjoy (we were 2 adults with an 8 year old daughter and 14 year old son). Both kids thoroughly enjoyed it and put it ‘up there’ with their favourites.

juliette13 1 review, 0 helpful votes
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