Beginning November 15, the West End cast of School of Rock will welcome several new actors to the cast at the New London Theatre.
Stephen Leask, who has been the alternate Dewey Finn since May, will now lead the cast in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Joining Leask will be Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis (currently a member of the ensemble) as Patty Di Marco, and Craig Gallivan as the alternate Dewey Finn.
Florence Andrews will continue as Rosalie Mullins alongside the three teams of 13 kids who make up Dewey’s band.
The adult cast is completed by ensemble members Nick Butcher, Cassandra McCowan, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Jake Sharp, James Smoker, Wendy Somerville, Andrew Spillett, Hannah Stratton, and Alex Tomkins with swings Paul Kemble, Laura Medforth, Billy Mitchell, Tasha Sheridan, and Joshua St. Clair.
Based on the 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as new music written by Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. The production is directed by Laurence Connor 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.
School of Rock is produced in the West End by Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group and Warner Music Group & Access Industries with Madeleine Lloyd Webber as executive producer.
The Broadway production continues to play the Winter Garden Theatre. A North American tour launched September 30.