What Did London Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock?

The Verdict   What Did London Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock?
 
The London production of the hit Broadway musical opened November 14 at the New London Theatre. Here’s what critics are saying.
7. centre David Fynn (Dewey Finn) & the kids from School of Rock, photo by Tristram Kenton_School_Of_Rock_London_03_HR.jpg
David Fynn and the kids Tristram Kenton

Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, School of Rock, which premiered on Broadway in 2015, made its official West End bow November 14, following previews that began October 24.

It is running at the New London Theatre, where 35 years ago Cats received its world premiere.

David Fynn stars as Dewey Finn, the role made famous on film by Jack Black and originated on Broadway by Alex Brightman, a man who poses as a substitute school teacher and teaches the fifth graders in his charge to form a rock group to conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Here’s what London critics had to say:

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

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