School Of Rock to close in London’s West End ahead of UK tour

School Of Rock West End final performance closing date

School Of Rock in London’s West End is to close after more than three years.

The hit stage adaption of the 2003 film has been playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre since 2016.

It’s been announced that the show will close on March 1, 2020 after more than 1,000 shows.

The production will then tour the UK in 2021, with dates and venues to be revealed.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I’ve been thrilled by School of Rock’s success around the world, especially in the West End. I’m very glad that so many kids have seen the show and been inspired to pick up an instrument and take up music after seeing what our young performers do live every night.

“There are local language productions now planned around the world, and I’m particularly keen to see the Chinese kids band rock out in due course!”

Based on the movie of the same name, School Of Rock 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.

The current cast features Noel Sullivan as Dewey Finn.

He leads the adult cast with Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Mark Anderson as Ned Schneebly, Rebecca LaChance as Patty Di Marco with Jake Sharp playing Dewey Finn at certain performances.

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School Of Rock – The Musical is currently booking until March 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

The standard performance schedule is Monday, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30PM with 2:30PM matinees on both Thursday and Saturday, as well as a 3PM matinee on Sundays.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from September.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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