Composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber has today confirmed the cast for the London production of School of Rock, which opens for previews at the New London Theatre on the 24th October.
It was confirmed today (8th September) that David Fynn will lead the London company as Dewey Finn the role made famous by Jack Black in the original film on which the musical is based.
The cast will also include Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco. Other members of the adult cast will include performances from Gary Trainor as the alternate Dewey alongside ensemble members Jonathan Bourne, Nadeem Crowe, Michelle Francis, Rosanna Hyland, Cassandra McCowan, Joel Montague, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Tasha Sheridan, Andrew Spillett and Lucy Vandi.
Featuring a new score written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock sees wannabe rock star Dewey Finn turn a class of straight- A students into a all conquering rock band.
The child cast will include: Tom Abisgold, Toby Lee, Jake Slack (Zach), Bailey Cassell, Jude Harper-Wrobel and Noah Key (Freddy), Giles Carden, Oscar Francisco, James Lawson (Lawrence), Selma Hansen, Lois Jenkins Sophia Pettit (Katie), Isabelle Methven, Lucy Simmonds, Eva Trodd (Summer), Madeleine Haynes, Leah Levman, Natasha Raphael (Marcy), Jaydah Bell-Ricketts, Shoshana Ezequiel, Amelia Poggenpoel (Shonelle), Lola Moxom, Mia Roberts, Grace Schnieder (Sophia), Nicole Dube, Amma Ris, Adithi Sujith (Tomika), Jobe Hart, Joshua Vaughan, Logan Walmsley (Billy), Presley Charman, Lucas Chow, Ben Dawson (Mason). Bradley Bissett, Denzel Eboji, Sonny Kirby (Mason), Zachary Dowlatshahi,Harry Egerton, Jacob Swann (Madison). There are three sets of young performers who will alternate each performance.
Based on the 2003 film, School of Rock the Musical will feature lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. It is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, set and costume designs by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, music supervision by John Rigby with Matt Smith as musical director.
School of Rock the Musical will open for previews at the New London Theatre on the 24th October and is currently booking until the 12th February 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk,Last Minute.com,Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.