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School of Rock the Musical to hit London in 2016

School of Rock the Musical to hit London in 2016

West End guru Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that School of Rock – The Musical will be opening at the world famous London Palladium in 2016.

The musical based on the 2003 film with the same title starring Jack Black, features music by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater. It was also coincidently written by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes.

The Musical tells the story of Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious Preparatory school to make some money. When he discovers the musical talents of his class he enlists them to form a rock group to conquer Battle of the Bands.

The announcement follows the musical launching on Broadway this week, dates for its UK debut in Autumn 2016 are to follow in the New Year.  

Check out the trailer for the Broadway version below: