School of Rock - The Musical

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-nominated, smash-hit rock musical plays at the West End's New London Theatre, after a hugely successful opening on Broadway. Featuring many of the classics from the original 2003 film, such as "Teacher's Pet", School of Rock - The Musical includes several new rock-inspired songs in a score that will have you dancing in your seats!
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Booking until 13 January 2019

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History

One of the newest theatres on the West End, the New London Theatre was built in 1973, on a site that has housed a theatre since Elizabethan times. Originally named the Mogul Saloon, the building lasted between 1847-1919, housing variety shows.

In 1919, the theatre was renamed the Winter Garden Theatre, reopening with P. G. Wodehouse's Kissing Times. Throughout the early 20th century, Gershwin musicals began to rise in popularity, with the theatre hosting Primrose (1924) and Tell Me More (1925). A hugely popular production of Funny Face (1929) also played at the venue, starring Fred and Adele Astaire.

Following the bout of musicals, the theatre began to stage plays such as George Bernard Shaw’s On the Rocks (1933) and Walter Greenwood’s Love On The Doll (1935). After a closure of several years, the theatre reopened with dramas, including Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution (1953). Sadly, the theatre began to lose audiences and closed once more in 1959.

In 1973, the New London Theatre was built and has gone on to house several large, successful musicals and plays, as well as Eurovision Song Contest heats, but is perhaps best-known for acting as the original home of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats (1981-2002). Following this, the venue hosted Umoja (2002-2003), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2003-2005), Blue Man Group (2005-2007) and the RSC's King Lear and The Seagull (2007-2008), starring Ian McKellen.

In 2008, the theatre put on Gone With the Wind - A New Musical, starring Darius Campbell and Jill Paice, which closed after less than two months. This was followed by Imagine This - A New Musical, which had even worse luck, closing after less than one month.

In 2009, the New London Theatre struck lucky with the transfer of the National Theatre's War Horse, which ran at the venue until early 2016. Further productions have since included The Elephantom (2014) and Sheffield Crucible's five-star Show Boat (2016), which earned Rebecca Trehearn an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway hit School of Rock transferred to the venue in 2016, earning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The musical continues to play at the venue.

Past Shows

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Show Boat
(closed 27 Aug 2016)
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War Horse
(closed 10 Mar 2016)
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The Elephantom
(closed 6 Sep 2014)