Directions: Exit Holborn Station and proceed down Kingsway. Turn right onto Parker Street. At the end of Parker Street the theatre is on your right. This is approximately a 3 minute walk.
Tube: Covent Garden station is 3 minute walk (278 metres)
Running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes (Including one interval)
Booking from: 26 Mar 2017
Booking until: 14 Jan 2018
The Show Based on the hit 2003 film starring Jack Black, this brand new London West End musical - School of Rock - follows the story of unsuccessful rock star Dewey Finn, who, after being dropped from his band, turns to teaching at a prestigious school as a way to make some money. Upon discovering his pupils complete lack of knowledge and understanding of the rock genre he takes it upon himself to educate them in the only way he knows how, by forming a rock band and entering a battle of the bands competition.
Can he turn a group of bookish children into the shredding rock band he always dreamed of forming? However, more importantly, can he accomplish this without the parents and school principle finding out? With a brand new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics from Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, this production also includes all of the rock classics from the original film including songs from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and AC/DC.
History of School of Rock First announced in December of 2014, the musical debuted in December 2015 at the Winter Gardens Theatre on Broadway after a series of staged concerts in June 2015. Focusing more on the individuality of the children in the class, Lloyd Webber decided that the show needed to have a more rounded appeal and set about writing music that would create a counterpoint to the extended use of rock music. Directed by veteran musical director Laurence Conner who has previously worked on such well-loved works as Miss Saigon and Les Miserables and with choreography from JoAnn M Hunter, this is a show that encourages audience participation, so don't forget to bring your air guitar!
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Awards and what the critics say "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz," New York Times
"exuberant with a sensational cast!" Variety
"WOW, does School of Rock work on Broadway! School's in...forever!" Time Out New York.
Interesting facts This is the first Andrew Lloyd Webber show to open on Broadway as opposed to London`s West End since the 1971 opening of Jesus Christ Superstar. Jack Black the star of the original film is a platinum selling recording artist with his band Tenacious D. Jack Black recorded a plea in front of 1000 people asking for the right to use Led Zeppelin`s "Immigrant Song" in the film.
School of Rock audience reviews
Exceptional, 98%Score from 15 reviews
"Very enjoyable show,the children are particularly talented and entertaining."18/3/2017
"Show was fabulous, we had great seats and thoroughly enjoyed watching the extremely talented kids performing"
"A great show and a great night"27/2/2017
"Excellent best show yet"21/2/2017
"A fantastic night`s entertainment"19/2/2017
"Absolutely brilliant - a real high energy show - all performers were absolutely fantastic"
"One of the best shows I`ve ever seen! Highly recommended"
"Never been to a show before didn`t think it was my thing how wrong can you be it was awesome strongly advise any to see it 5 star.Defo watch again"
School of RockRating: 98% out of 100 based on 15 reviews.
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New London Theatre 166 Drury Lane London WC2B 5PW
Covent Garden station is 3 minute walk (278 metres)
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