Kids Across The UK… You’re In The Band! – School Of Rock: The Musical

Photo credit Paul Coltas

School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, the Olivier Award-winning West End show has revealed casting for its first ever UK and Ireland tour.

Jake Sharp is getting the band back together as it is confirmed that he will lead the cast as Dewey Finn having previously performed the role in the West End. Alex Tomkins will perform in the role at certain performances. They are joined by Rebecca Lock as Rosalie Mullins, Matthew Rowland as Ned Schneebly and Nadia Violet Johnson as Patty Di Marco.

The remaining adult cast comprises Ryan Bearpark, James Bisp, Joanna O’Hare, Samuel Haughton, Tom Hext, Harveen Mann, Richard Morse, Annell Odartey, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe, Michaela Powell, Richard Vorster and Craig Watson.

Based on the hilarious hit movie, School of Rock – The Musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind- blowing rock band
– sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy! While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

One of three incredibly talented teams of twelve children will perform live alongside Dewey each night and are currently getting ready to stick it to the man when the bell rings for the new school term in September.The children range in age from 9 to 13 years old and from across the country, including Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Essex, London, North Wales, South Wales, Surrey, West Midlands.

School of Rock – The Musical features new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act) and a book by Julian Fellowes. Originally directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium 2019) with choreography by JoAnn M Hunter, set and costume designs by Ana Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby.

School of Rock- The Musical debuted at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre in New York in 2015, and ran for more than three years, picking up four Tony nominations along the way. It transferred to London in late 2016 and ran for over three years at the New London Theatre, winning an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

For the production’s first UK and Ireland tour, Christopher Key takes the reigns as Associate Director, Maria Graciano as Associate choreographer and Musical Supervision is by Matt Smith. Adam Fisher and Stuart Porter complete the team as Associate Sound and Lighting Designers. The UK & Ireland Tour of School of Rock – The Musical is produced by David Ian for Crossroads Live by arrangement with the Really Useful Group.

A foot-stomping, deliriously enjoyable fable of freedom and fun’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
The most enjoyable few hours’ money can buy’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Monday 25 – Saturday 30 October 2021
Signed performance: Thurs 28 Oct, 7.30pm
Captioned performance: Fri 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Sat 30 Oct, 2.30pm
Tickets £50 – £20
Call the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk
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