It has been announced that Noel Sullivan will be joining the West End production from the 19th August.
Best known for being a member of pop group Hear’Say, winners of ITV’s hit show Popstars, Noel Sullivan’s previous West End roles include Galileo in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, Danny Zuko in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre as well as roles in Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fame, Flashdance, Love Shack. He joins the cast of School of Rock to play the role of Dewey Finn.
The singer and actor leads the adult cast for the production which currently includes Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Mark Anderson who will take over the role of Ned Schneebly from Alan Pearson from 8th October 2019, Rebecca LaChance continues as Patty Di Marco and Jake Sharp will play Dewey Finn at certain performances. The adult cast also includes: Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ryan Bearpark, Rob Falconer, Kelly Hampson, Suzie McAdams, Richard Morse, Jayde Nelson, Andy Rees, Alex Tomkins, James Wolstenholme and Benjamin Yates with swings Jessica Kirton, Paul Kemble, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris, and Andy Prosser. Three teams of twelve kids who play live at every show make up Dewey’s band.
Based on the hit film, this hilarious 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. 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.
Talking about the news Noel said: “It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to perform in a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have been a huge fan since I was a child and to get the opportunity to work on such an incredible production is absolutely a dream come true. I loved School of Rock the movie and this hilarious musical doesn’t disappoint. I look forward to not only taking on one of my most challenging roles to date but also working alongside some of the most talented kids in the country. I’ve been in some great bands before but this one is really going to take some beating!”
School of Rock- The Musical features music from the original film as well as new music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater as well as a book by Julian Fellowes. The production 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 continues to play at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, Encore Tickets, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com,West End Theatre Breaks, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk or See Tickets.