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School of Rock to make West End transfer

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway adaptation will open in London next year

Alex Brightman (Dewey Finn) and the kids of School of Rock
© Matthew Murphy

A West End transfer has been announced for new show School of Rock - The Musical, which opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway last night.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation is set to open at the London Palladium in autumn 2016. Lloyd Webber, who confirmed the transfer today, said: "We have had such a great time staging the world premiere and now that we have opened on Broadway, I am delighted to be focusing on the next chapter in the show's journey."

Alongside the transfer news, Lloyd Webber also announced that School of Rock will embark on a US tour in autumn 2017.

School of Rock - The Musical is based on the film of the same name which originally starred Jack Black and follows a failed, wannabe rock star trying to earn some extra money by posing as a substitute teacher.

The show features music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Julian Fellowes. The production is directed by Laurence Connor.


You can read WhatsOnStage's review of the first night here and take a look at photos from the opening night here.