Debut UK tour for stage production of hit film.
A star-studded cast has been revealed ahead of School of Rock – The Musical’s visit to The Alexandra as part of the production’s first ever UK and Ireland tour.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit, Olivier Award-winning West End show comes to Birmingham from January 31st–February 5th,
Jake Sharp is getting the band back together and will lead the cast as Dewey Finn having previously performed the role in the West End. Alex Tomkins will perform in the role at certain performances. They are joined by Rebecca Lock as Rosalie Mullins, Matthew Rowland as Ned Schneebly and Nadia Violet Johnson as Patty Di Marco.
The remaining adult cast comprise Ryan Bearpark, James Bisp, Joanna O’Hare, Samuel Haughton, Tom Hext, Harveen Mann, Richard Morse, Annell Odartey, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe, Michaela Powell, Richard Vorster and Craig Watson.
One of three incredibly talented teams of twelve children will perform live alongside Dewey each night and will stick it to the man when the bell rings for the new school term in September. They feature Eva McGrath (13, from Birmingham) and Emerson Sutton (13, from the West Midlands) who will play Freddy and Joseph Sheppard (12, from the West Midlands) who will play Zack.
Based on the hilarious hit movie, 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! 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.