School Of Rock musical coming to Nottingham Theatre Royal as part of its first UK tour
Smash-hit West End musical School Of Rock is coming to Nottingham later this year as part of its first UK tour.
The production opened at the New London Theatre — now the Gillian Lynne Theatre — in November 2016 to five-star reviews and widespread critical acclaim, and went on to win the Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in music.
It is now heading out on tour and will be at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, from Tuesday, November 16, to Saturday, November 20.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical is based on the hilarious hit 2003 movie starring Jack Black.
It follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a little extra money 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.
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equal doses.
Casting for the UK touring is still to be announced.
School of Rock — The Musical features new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater, whose previous credits include The Little Mermaid and Sister Act, and a book by Julian Fellowes.
It is directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium 2019) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter.
The Broadway production has ended its run at the Winter Garden Theatre and there is now a US touring production. An Australian production has opened in Melbourne.