The musical is based on the hit movie of the same title. In summary, it follows the story of Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decided to earn a bit of extra cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school.
The show also announced a new cast of children who will join the production in three teams beginning 26th August 2017. They are:
Jacob Swann, Annabel Gracey, and Siam Elvidge as Freddy; together with Santiago Cerchione, Phoenix Taylor, and Jack Goodacre who will play Zack; Eliza Cowdery, Imogen Bowden, and Audrey Newman as Katie; Cole Lam, Milano Preston, and Johnny Evan-Hutchison as Lawrence; Joseph Black, Harry Vallance, and Archie Lewis as Billy; Aaliyah Monk, Stella Haden, and Caoimhe Judd as Summer; Tia Figgett, Jasmine Sakyiama, and Nerys Obeng as Tomika; Nathan Reeve, Stanley Jarvis, and Josh White as James; Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov, and Dylan Miles-Davis as Matthew; Ellie Wilcox, Romanie Jija-Wakeham, and Grace Wood as Marcy; Cody Molko, Austin Kindler, and Nicolas Ong as Mason; Saffron Pennycooke, Aaylia Rose, and Miami Holness as Shonelle; and Teri Ofon, Navaeah Hoath, and Darcy Dennis will play Sophie.
Adult cast of School of Rock remains
While there are three new sets of kid cast in the production, the adult cast still remains.
Gary Trainor, who recently took over the role of Dewey Finn, graduated with an Honours Degree from The Italia Conti Academy. His recent credits include Beautiful (Aldwych Theatre), I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), and Potted Potter (USA & Australasian Tour/Garrick Theatre London).
Meanwhile, Florence Andrews plays Rosalie Mullins. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music. While in training, she won the Dipram Award for Outstanding Public Performance and the Cameron Mackintosh Award. Some of her theatre performances were Miss Atomic Bomb (St James’ Theatre), Once (Phoenix Theatre), and Wicked (Victoria Apollo).
With them are Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco and Oliver Jackson as Ned Scheebly.