Saturday, April 13

Those About To Rock, We Salute You! School of Rock announces UK & Ireland Tour

School of Rock – The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning West End show announces the schedule for its major UK and Ireland 2021/22 tour.

Auditions are in full swing, but who will stick it to the man? Full casting will follow later this summer, but in the meantime go wild for our super-talented young auditionees as they rock out with some killer shred guitar and perfect their stage moves in a new video recorded at the London Palladium.

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.

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses.

The production opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in December 2015 before quickly transferring to the West End and opening at the New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre) in November 2016 to 5-star reviews and widespread critical acclaim.  It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The Australian production opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne in October 2018 before embarking on a national tour of China, and a short season in Korea, before returning back to Australia for seasons in Brisbane and Sydney.

A scene from School Of Rock @ New London Theatre. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Book by Julian Fellowes. Lyric by Glen Slater. Directed by Laurence Connor. (Opening 24-10-16) ©Tristram Kenton

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. It 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.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary) and Sunset Boulevard.  In New York, School of Rock – The Musical, a stage version of the movie, is currently running alongside Cats and Phantom of the Opera, equalling Lloyd Webber’s previous record of three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA  Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu.  He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the New London Theatre and the London Palladium.  He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997.  He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.

School of Rock has a book by Julian Fellowes, for which he received a Tony nomination. Julian the creator, writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit TV series Downton Abbey, which has received 69 Emmy Award nominations, winning 15, including two awards for Fellowes.

Casting for the UK Touring production is to be announced.

The UK & Ireland Tour of School of Rock – The Musical is produced by David Ian Productions.

2021/2022 Tour Schedule

Tue 7th – Sat 18th Sept

Hull New Theatre

Box Office: 01482 300 306

Mon 20th – Sat 25th Sept

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Box Office: 01902 429212   

Mon 27th Sept – Sat 2nd Oct

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Box Office: 0844 871 7645   

Tue 5th – Sat 9th Oct

Sunderland Empire

Box Office: 0844 871 3022

Tue 12th – Sat 16th Oct

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Box Office: 01702 351135

Tue 19th – Sat 23rd Oct

Regent Theatre, Stoke

Box Office: 0844 871 7649

Mon 25th – Sat 30th Oct

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Box Office: 01274 432 2000

Mon 1st – Sat 6th Nov

Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Box Office: 01604 624811

Tue 9th – Sat 13th Nov

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Box Office: 028 9024 1919

Tue 16th – Sat 20th Nov

Concert Hall, Nottingham

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Mon 22nd – Sat 27th Nov

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Box Office: 01492 872 000

Tue 30th Nov – Sat 4th Dec

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Box Office: 0333 009 6690  

Mon 13th Dec – Sat 1st Jan 2022

New Oxford Theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 3020

Tue 4th – Sat 15th Jan

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Mon 17th – Sat 22th Jan

The Hawth, Crawley

Box Office: 01293 553 363

Tue 25th – Sat 29th Jan

Edinburgh Playhouse

Box Office: 0844 871 3014

Mon 31st Jan – Sat 5th Feb

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Box office: 0844 871 3011

Tue 8th – Sat 12th Feb

Milton Keynes

Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Tue 15th – Sat 19th Feb

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Box Office: 01224 641122

Tue 22nd – Sat 26th Feb

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Box Office: 01473 433 100

Mon 7th – Sat 12th March

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Tue 15th – Sat 19th March

Norwich Theatre Royal

Box Office: 01603 630 000

Mon 21st March – Sat 26th March

New Wimbledon Theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7646

Mon 28th March – Sat 2nd April

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Box Office: 08448 11 21 21

Mon 4th – Sat 9th April

Grand Theatre, Leeds

Box Office: 0844 848 2700

Tue 12th – Sat 16th April

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Box Office: 01323 412 000

Tue 19th – Sat 30th April

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Box Office: 01227 787787

Tue 3rd – Sat 7th May

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Box Office: 01752 267 222

Tue 10th – Sat 14th May

Bristol Hippodrome

Box Office: 0844 871 3012

Mon 16th – Sat 21st May

Wales Millenium Centre

Box Office: 029 2063 6464

Mon 23rd – Sat 28th May

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Box Office: 01322 220000

Mon 30th May- Sat 4th June

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Box Office: 0116 242 3595

Tue 21st June – Sat 2nd July

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Box Office: 00 353 1 677 7999

Tue 5th – Sat 9th July

Liverpool Empire

Box Office: 0844 871 3017

Mon 18th – Sat 23rd July

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Box Office: 023 8071 1811

Mon 25 July – Sat 6 Aug

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Box Office: 0114 249 6000  

Mon 8th – Sat 13th Aug

Bournemouth Pavilion

Box Office: 0300 500 0595