On 6 November 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Oliver award-wining School of Rock will host this year’s BBC Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Gala at the New London Theatre. Hosted by Ken Bruce and the charity’s mascot Pudsey, at least 50% of the proceeds from the Gala will go to BBC Children in Need’s 2017 Appeal going on to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. The Gala audience will see BBC Radio 2 presenters, VIP’s and members of the public join forces to rock out with the cast and celebrate a truly memorable night. Tickets range from £50 – £140 and are available from schoolofrockthemusical.com.
Based on the iconic hit movie and with a rocking new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock – The Musical follows slacker and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn turn a class of straight-A 10 year old students into an ear popping, riff scorching, all conquering rock band! Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet, and when he discovers his fifth graders’ musical talents, he enlists his class to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. As Dewey falls for the beautiful headmistress, can he and his students keep this special assignment secret as they learn to fully embrace the power of rock?
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