School of Rock announces Sunderland Empire tour dates

Hit musical Rock of Ages has announced it will head to Sunderland in a new tour.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 9:53 am
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 6:12 pm
A scene from School Of Rock at New London Theatre. ©Tristram Kenton

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning West End show, will go on a major UK Tour next year, coming to Sunderland Empire for one week from Monday, November 29 to December 4, 2021.

Based on the comedy film, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band – performed live by the production’s young actors.

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A scene from School Of Rock @ New London Theatre. ©Tristram Kenton

While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

The musical features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie.

The production opened at the New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre) in November 2016 to 5-star reviews and widespread critical acclaim.

It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The Broadway production recently concluded its run at the Winter Garden Theatre with a US national touring production continuing. An Australian production opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne last October.

Casting for the UK Touring production is to be announced.

The UK & Ireland Tour of School of Rock – The Musical is produced by David Ian Productions.

The date for ticket sales will be announced soon.