School Of Rock The Musical at Gillian Lynne Theatre tickets
School Of Rock The Musical at Gillian Lynne Theatre tickets

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About the show

After premiering on Broadway to huge acclaim, the multi-Tony Award nominated School of Rock the Musical transferred to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End, with tickets going on sale 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?

Original West End cast member David Fynn takes the lead role of Dewey. Florence Andrews (Miss Atomic Bomb, A Little Night Music) plays Rosalie Mullins with Mark Anderson 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 Gillian Lynne Theatre, where it is one of the most popular tickets in the West End.

Recommended for

School of Rock the Musical is a must-see for any fans of the original film, who should ensure to get tickets! 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+. Children under 5 may not be admitted. Please be advised that children under the age of 16 may be refused entry if they are not sitting next to an accompanying adult.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 24 Oct 2016
Press night: 14 Nov 2016
Booking from: 04 Apr 2020
Booking until: 29 Feb 2020

Location and map

Gillian Lynne Theatre
166 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5PW

1377 Reviews Add review

This was my second visit to see this show and I enjoyed it more than the first time. Really fun and light hearted show. Couldn't help... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 211 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Brilliant adaptation of an ok film. The cast are superb. If you are old enough to have a copy of "Variations", you will have a lot... More

andysadler 5'9", 25 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show is a real crowd pleaser. I knew the film but long enough ago that I didn't compare the two. I thought the quality of this... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 211 reviews, 12 helpful votes

This show is just so hilarious but st the same time has a level of sadness about it. Telling the stories of all the children’s family’s... More

becks2001 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved the show and the amazing talents of the kids playing the music live! Did feel like I was at a rock concert near the end - awesome!... More

shabinas 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show is fast moving and easy to follow. Funny script and excellent acting. Set was well designed and actors move it as they go. Great... More

Hassellta 155cm, 25 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Excellent acting, main character was phenomenal for his energy, clear voice and great singing from all cast. Children were top class... More

Hassellta 155cm, 25 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The show is excellent - clearly based on the film of same name, but with a number of extra original songs. The lead is excellent and... More

robinhodges 8 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Based on the film of the same name this comedy musical is full of energy from start to finish. The music is enjoyable but other than... More

freddie12 5" 10, 90 reviews, 4 helpful votes