Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will be heading to venues across the UK following its run in the West End.

It has been announced that the Broadway and West End musical is set to embark on a UK tour in 2021, opening at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre on 13th February.

Based on the hit film starring Jack Black, School of Rock the Musical  features new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act) and a book by Julian Fellowes.

This 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 – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy!

The production is directed by Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium 2019) 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.

Casting for the production has yet to be announced.

The musical is set to tour to Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Ipswich, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Dublin, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bournemouth, Manchester, Hull, Plymouth, Bristol, Stoke, Southampton, Eastbourne, Canterbury, Norwich, Wolverhampton, Woking, Dartford, Southend, Liverpool, Northampton, Llandudno, Sunderland and Oxford. Tickets will go on sale in March.