London’s School of Rock Will Welcome a New Cast of Kids

London News   London’s School of Rock Will Welcome a New Cast of Kids
A new group of kids will join the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Oliver Jackson and  Gary Trainor
Gary Trainor Tristram Kenton

A new group of kids will join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical at the New London Theatre.

Beginning August 26, the kids cast will comprise Jacob Swann, Annabel Gracey, and Siam Elvidge, who play Freddy; Santiago Cerchione, Phoenix Taylor, and Jack Goodacre, who play Zack; Eliza Cowdery, Imogen Bowden, and Audrey Newman, who play Katie; Cole Lam, Milano Preston, and Johnny Evans-Hutchison, who play Lawrence; Joseph Black, Harry Vallance, and Archie Lewis, who play Billy; Aaliyah Monk, Stella Haden, and Caoimhe Judd, who play Summer; Tia Figgett, Jasmine Sakyiama, and Nerys Obeng, who play Tomika; Nathan Reeve, Stanley Jarvis, and Josh White, who play James; Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov, and Dylan Miles-Davis, who play Matthew; Ellie Wilcox, Romanie Jija-Wakeham, and Grace Wood, who play Marcy; Cody Molko, Austin Kindler, and Nicolas Ong, who play Mason; Saffron Pennycooke, Aaylia Rose, and Miami Holness, who play Shonelle; and Teri Ofon, Navaeah Hoath, and Darcy Dennis, who play Sophie.

In related news, the new musical, which opened in April, has extended its booking period through January 13, 2019. School of Rock continues on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre.

The adult cast members include Gary Trainor as Dewey Finn, with Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly, and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco.

Rounding out the company are Stephen Leask as the alternate Dewey and ensemble members Jonathan Bourne, Nadeem Crowe, Michelle Francis, Rosanna Hyland, Cassandra McCowan, Joel Montague, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Andrew Spillett, Alex Tomkins and Lucy Vandi and swings, Charlotte Bradford, Jason Denton, Cellen Chugg Jones, Alfie Parker, and Tasha Sheridan.

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 Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group and Warner Music Group & Access Industries with Madeleine Lloyd Webber as executive producer.


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