School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, Olivier Award-winning West End show is heading to Northampton and Milton Keynes!
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 arejoined by Rebecca Lock as Rosalie Mullins, Matthew Rowland as Ned Schneebly and Nadia Violet Johnson as Patty Di Marco. The remaining adult cast comprise Ryan Bearpark, James Bisp, Joanna O’Hare, Samuel Haughton, Tom Hext, Harveen Mann, Richard Morse, AnnellOdartey, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe, Michaela Powell, Richard Vorster and Craig Watson.
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One of three incredibly talented teams of twelve children willperform 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.
Based on the hilarious hit movie, this new 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.
School of Rock – The Musical will be coming to:
Derngate Theatre, Northampton on Mon 1 – Sat 6 November. Box Office: 01604 624811 or online: www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Milton Keynes Theatre on Tue 8 – Sat 12 February. Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online: www.atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre