Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Julian Fellowes (hardly the types generally associated with rebelliousness), are ‘the talent’ behind this stage adaptation of Richard Linklater’s 2003 film, in which a down-on-his-luck, guitar-playing slob, Dewey Finn (played with gusto in the West End by Gary Trainor), surreptitiously wangles a job as a supply teacher at a posh prep school, where he introduces his already musically talented young charges, to the joys of rock.
Theatre News and Reviews
Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre
By Stuart King Monday, September 25 2017, 12:22
Review: OSLO at the National Theatre
By Phil Willmott Friday, September 22 2017, 16:22
You won't want to miss this extremely classy evening that's intellectually fascinating, very entertaining and showcases the very best of New York and London's theatre talent.
The knotty but engaging play premiered on Broadway last year. It collected a raft of top U.S theatre awards before being remounted with the same director but a British cast for this brief run at the National Theatre, before it transfers to Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End.
New Musical TINA comes rolling into The West End in Spring 2018
By Daniel Perks Tuesday, September 19 2017, 09:06
She is the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist, with eleven Grammy Awards to her name, three of which are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. She has sold around 180 million albums and singles across the world. Now, Tina Turner herself is bringing a musical about her life to the West End.
Review: THE LISTENING ROOM at Gerry's Studio, Stratford East
By Stuart King Tuesday, September 19 2017, 08:44
Victims and perpetrators of violent crime coming together in search of understanding and forgiveness from one another, sounds like a strange and jarring premise for a piece of theatre, but it works surprisingly well - largely due to the fact that the evening is based entirely on two real events. One involves an unprovoked attack at a train station and another where a random beating leads to a road traffic death.
Review: MOSQUITOES at the National Theatre
By Phil Willmott Monday, September 18 2017, 11:28
Fancy a sophisticated evening combining family drama with science thrown in? Then this is the play for you.
Mosquitoes has a lot going for it; it's the latest work from Lucy Kirkwood, one of our most interesting playwrights who's proved herself adept at combining a big idea with great humanity in her recent hits Chimerica and The Children. It's directed by National Theatre supremo Rufus Norris and it stars Olivia Coleman.
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